Michelle J. Anderson is a law professor at Villanova University School of Law, where she teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, children and the law, and feminist legal theory. She attended the University of California at Santa Cruz and Yale Law School, where she was Notes Editor on the Yale Law Journal. After law school, Michelle clerked for Judge William A. Norris on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Michelle has been a Fellow and Visiting Professor in the Appellate Litigation Program and the Institute for Public Representation at Georgetown University Law Center. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Michelle’s scholarly focus is rape law. Recent publications include: Negotiating Sex, 78 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1401 (2005), The Legacy of the Prompt Complaint Requirement, Corroboration Requirement, and Cautionary Instructions on Campus Sexual Assault, 84 B.U. L. Rev. 945 (2004), Marital Immunity, Intimate Relationships, and Improper Inferences: A New Law on Sexual Offenses by Intimates, 54 Hastings L.J. 1464 (2003), and From Chastity Requirement to Sexuality License: Sexual Consent and a New Rape Shield Law, 70 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 51 (2002). For more publications, visit Michelle’s SSRN page.
Michelle co-chairs the Pennsylvania Assessment Team of the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Moratorium Project. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and Policy Chair for the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence.