Michael P. Cox
Dean Emeritus and Emeritus Professor
B.S. University of Kentucky 1965
J.D. University of Kentucky 1968
LL.M. Columbia University 1974
J.S.D. Columbia University 1981
LL.D Thomas M. Cooley Law School 1996
Professor Cox served as Cooley Dean from 1988-1996. Prior to that, he was a member of the law faculty at the University of Oklahoma for 14 years. He also served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Dean Cox served in the Vietnam War at the Military Assistance Command and in Europe.
He has written numerous articles in the areas of administrative law, his field of expertise. He recently completed his third research project for the Administrative Conference of the United States, "The Model Adjudication Rules (MARS)," published in the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review. His commitment to alternative modes of legal education was evidenced in his article, "Part-time Legal Education: The Kelso Report and More," published in The Journal of Legal Education.
He is a member of the state bars of Kentucky, Michigan, and Oklahoma and has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Mu Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, The Order of the Coif, and the Kentucky Law Journal.
Professor Cox teaches Contracts, Conflict of Laws, and Administrative Law.
Cox, Michael P., "The Model Adjudication Rules (MARs)," 11COOLEY L REV 75 (1994). Cox, Michael P., "Commentary: Has Administrative Law Finally Arrived In Oklahoma?" 40 OKLA L REV 63 (1987).
Cox, Michael P., "The Feasibility and Practicability of Establishing a Center of State Administrative Law," 39 ADMIN L REV 205 (1987).
Cox, Michael P., "The Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act: an Aid or a Hindrance," 37 OKLA L REV 1 (1987).
Cox, Michael P., "Regulation of Attorneys Practicing Before Federal Agencies," 34 CASE W RES L REV 173 (1984).
Cox, Michael P., "A "Walk-Through § 552 of the Administrative Procedure Act: The Freedom of Information Act; the Privacy Act; and the Government in the Sunshine' Act," 46 U CIN L REV 969 (1977). Reprinted in M. Franklin, CASES AND MATERIALS ON MASS MEDIA LAW. NJ: Foundation Press(1982).
Cox, Michael P., "State Judicial Power: A Separation of Powers Perspective," 34 OKLA L REV 207 (1981).
Cox, Michael P., "Application of Sunset Principles to State Judicial Functions: Judges as Fact Finders," 33 OKLA L REV (1980).
Cox, Michael P., "Application of Sunset Principles to State Judicial Functions: The Ex Officio Role," 33 OKLA L REV 459 (1980).
Cox, Michael P., "Application of Sunset Principles to State Judicial Functions: The Power to Appoint," 33 OKLA L REV 273 (1980).
Cox, Michael P., "The Oklahoma Administrative Procedures Act: FifteenYears of Interpretation," 31 OKLA L REV 886 (1978).
Cox, Michael P., "Part-Time Legal Education: The Kelso Report and More," 27 J L ED 473 (1976).
Cox, Michael P., "Discretion: A Twentieth Century Mutation," 28 OKLA L REV 311 (1975).
Book Reviews and Other Short Works
Cox Michael P., Review of ACROSS STATE LINES: APPLYING THE CONFLICT OF LAWS TO YOUR PRACTICE by Robert A. Sedler. 68 MICH BJ 770 (1989).
Cox, Michael P., Review of ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING: STRUCTURING, OPPOSING, AND DEFENDING REGULATIONS by Kenneth Culp Davis. 109 MIL L REV 225 (1985).
Cox, Michael P., Review of DISCRETIONARY JUSTICE IN EUROPE AND AMERICA by Kenneth Culp Davis. 31 ARK L REV 538 (1977).
Cox, Michael P., NONJUDICIAL, GOVERNMENTAL FUNCTIONS OF STATE COURTS AND JUDGES: A PRELIMINARY INQUIRY (LL.M. Thesis, Columbia University, 1974).