Michael has served as a team leader for the Capital Jury Project, analyzing court transcripts of death penalty cases in an effort to identify the effects that the demographics of jurors have on the outcome of a case. He has published over forty articles in The Crime Report on various crime- and criminal procedure-related matters. Michael also conducted a multi-method study of the causes, mechanisms, and consequences of self-censorship in Rwandan media. At Cornell University, he served as Co-President of Students for Students, a student organization that offers individualized tutoring and peer and social support to incarcerated youth, and he volunteered with Cornell’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
In his free time, Michael enjoys playing soccer, cooking, and listening to music. Michael joined Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP in 2021.