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Michael Boyer, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law Science 
Arts and Sciences - Business & Public Administration


1-800-478-9069 (Second Phone)

907-796-6383 (Fax) (Visit Website)

Novatney Bldg Rm 105, Juneau Campus



  • Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) University of Oregon School of Law (2000)

  • Master of Science-Management (MS-Mgt) Texas A&M Commerce (2011)

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts (B.L.A.) University of Alaska Southeast (1997) magna cum laude

Mike has been a UAS student, staff member (research assistant), adjunct professor, and is currently Associate Professor of Law Sciences. He teaches a variety of courses using multiple formats and delivery methods and serves on a variety of university and community boards. He is married (Karina Reyes) with three children.


His research interests include legal ethics and interdisciplinary studies involving law and politics, law and literature, and legal history.


Boyer, M. L. (2015). Every Landlord's Guide to Managing Property: Best Practices from Move In to Move Out. Berkeley, CA: Nolo Press ​

Michael L. Boyer, Atticus Looks At Fifty, 12 U.MD. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class. 356 (2012) View 

Michael L. Boyer Confronting the Economic Problem of the ‘Free Lawyer': The Assumptions Behind an Unrestricted Cash Transfer in Lieu of the Legal Services Corporation, The Erasmus Journal of Law and Economics, April 2007

Michael L. Boyer, Survival Technique: Integrating a Legal Studies Minor Into Your Program, The Paralegal Educator vol. 19, No. 1,Winter 2005.

Clive S. Thomas, Michael L. Boyer & Ron Hrebenar, Interest Groups in State Court Elections: A New Era and Its Challenges, in Judicature vol. 87 No. 3, Nov-Dec. 2003 135 (2000).

Reprinted in Judicial Politics: Readings from Judicature 53 (Elliot Slotnick ed., 3d ed., Congressional Quarterly Press 2005)

Michael L. Boyer, Pro-And Anti-Gun Control Interest Groups, in Research Guide to U.S. And International Interest Group, 266 (Clive S. Thomas Editor (Praeger 2005).

Michael L. Boyer, Contract as Text: Interpretive Overlap in Law and Literature, 12 S. Cal. Interdisc. L. J. 167 (2003)

Numerous columns, letters, and conference papers in various print and online formats

Forthcoming Scholarship

Michael L. Boyer, Chapter 17 "The Judiciary" in Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Processes, Personalities and Power," Edited by Clive S. Thomas with Laura C. Savatgy. University of Alaska Press: Fairbanks Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

Clive S. Thomas & Michael L. Boyer, Chapter 5 "Intergovernmental Relations" in Alaska Politics and Public Policy: The Dynamics of Beliefs, Institutions, Processes, Personalities and Power," Edited by Clive S. Thomas with Laura C. Savatgy. University of Alaska Press: Fairbanks Fall 2009/Winter 2010.

Courses Taught:

Professor Boyer teaches Introduction to Law, Business Law, Torts Contracts, Legal Writing, Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, and other law courses at UAS.


Professor Boyer received his B.L.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Alaska Southeast in 1997 and his J.D. from the University of Oregon in 2000 (top 15%). He is a member of the California Bar and on the UAS Alumni Board. Professor Boyer is a volunteer attorney in the summer months, and his hobbies include organic gardening and playing with his son, River.


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