Michael C. Duff, a 1995 graduate of the Harvard Law School, and the grandson of a coal miner, is Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Prior to entering academia in 2006, he practiced law with the National Labor Relations Board for nine years in its Philadelphia, PA and Minneapolis, MN regional offices. For two years after graduating from law school he was associate attorney with the Maine workers’ compensation law firm McTeague, Higbee. While in law school Professor Duff clerked for two years with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents. Further back in his personal history, he was a union shop-steward and airline ramp worker for fifteen years before attending law school. At the University of Wyoming he teaches labor law, workers’ compensation law, administrative law, torts, and evidence. He has written widely on labor law and administrative law matters and has published articles in the Denver University Law Review, the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, the Employee Rights Employment Policy Journal of the Chicago-Kent Law School, the Washburn Law Journal, the Catholic University Law Review, and the Michigan State Law Review. Professor Duff has authored a law school textbook on workers’ compensation law published by the Carolina Academic Press.In 2016, Professor Duff was designated Fellow of the College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers and currently serves as Vice Chair of the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.