Michael Hornzell, J.D.
Assistant Professor

Michael Hornzell, a career educator excited to bring his passion for teaching to the Wilmington University School of Law, will teach Property and Legal Writing. Before transitioning to legal academia, Hornzell cultivated over a decade of experience as a wrestling coach for the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a tutor for a national standardized test prep company. In both roles, he received multiple awards for improving his students’ academic and athletic performance.

Hornzell began his legal journey as a student at the University of Baltimore and after a successful first year, transferred to Harvard Law School, where he received his J.D. cum laude. While at Harvard, he was a supervising editor of the Journal on Legislation, a Harvard Law peer advisor and research assistant, and contributed to works published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the UC Davis Law Review, and the American University Law Review.

Hornzell then clerked for the Honorable Joshua Wolson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable D. Michael Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In his spare time, Hornzell has volunteered as an academic tutor and coach for Beat the Streets Baltimore and the Courtyard Mentor Network in Philadelphia.

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