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Professor Michael P. O'Shea

Professor Michael P. O'SheaProfessor Michael P. O'Shea is Professor of Law at Oklahoma City University. He received a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1995 and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2001. He also holds an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh (1998). Before entering law teaching, he practiced law in Chicago and in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, and served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Professor O'Shea is a nationally recognized expert on firearms laws, weapons laws, and the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. He is a co-author of the first law school textbook on these subjects, Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights and Policy (2d ed. 2017). Professor O'Shea's current research also includes the future of the legal conservative movement; originalism; federalism; and reforming the methods used by the states to select appellate judges.