Michelle A. Whelan

Clinical Professor of Law (Lawyering)
Michelle Whelan
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
252 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 254-4753
Email: maf282@cornell.edu

Amanda Gallagher
Cornell Law School
249 Hughes Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Email: asg274@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Michelle Whelan is a Clinical Professor in the Lawyering Program.

After graduating with honors from the University of Florida School of Law in 1990, Professor Whelan practiced commercial litigation at the Miami law firms of Greenberg Traurig and Steel, Hector & Davis. During her 17-year career in private practice, she represented corporate clients in lawsuits involving shareholder disputes, breaches of contract, product liability, real estate disputes, defamation, and intellectual property. Profesor Whelan was also actively involved in summer associate recruiting and hiring.


B.A. 1987, University of Miami
J.D. (with honors) 1990, University of Florida College of Law