Michael M. Sandez
Professor of Law
Phone: (434) 592-5300
- Additional courses in Strasbourg, France, International Institute of Human Rights
- J.D., University of San Diego School of Law
- B.A., Political Science, University of San Diego, magna cum laude
Areas of Interest/Teaching
Property, Business Associations
Classes Currently Teaching
Property I and II; Land Use; Real Estate Litigation; Real Estate Transactions & Development
- Taught “Developing A Christian Worldview” seminar in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico in July 2015
- Designed and taught a college paralegal program
- Served on the Board of Directors for the Western Center for Law and Religious Freedom (formerly affiliated with the Christian Legal Society)
- Obtained a certificate of completion for course work at the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, 2007
- Briefly served as a commissioner on the City of San Diego's Equal Opportunity Commission
- Taught U.S. law for three years at the Handong International Law School in South Korea
- Also taught in Mongolia, Guatemala, Argentina, Bolivia, Columbia, and Peru
- Condemning A Residential Mortgage Loan: Is It An Extraterritorial Taking? 4 American University Business Law Review 237 (2015)
- Nature Abhors A Vacuum And So Do Local Governments: But Vacant Property Ordinances Go Too Far, 10 Geo. Mason J.L. Econ. & Pol’y 345 (2014)
- What Can Mortgage Lenders Expect Next? Liberty Legal Journal (Spring 2011): 30-32
Michael M. Sandez graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science in 1980. In 1983, he obtained his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.
As a practicing attorney in California, Professor Sandez emphasized real estate law, business law, and civil litigation. In addition, he has experience representing errors and omissions and title insurance carriers, as well as the insured clients. He designed and taught a college paralegal program and served on the Board of Directors for the Western Center for Law and Religious Freedom (formerly affiliated with the Christian Legal Society). Professor Sandez also briefly served as a commissioner on the City of San Diego's Equal Opportunity Commission, and at various times provided legal advice and representation to candidates for public office.
A Christian for many years, Professor Sandez has extensive experience in ministry service that includes outreaches to prisoners, the homeless, the business and legal community, and mission trips to Latin America.