Michael T. Yu - California Western
Michael T. Yu
Associate Professor of Law

Michael T. Yu

225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101



LL.M. New York University [taxation]
J.D. Columbia University
A.B. Harvard College [cum laude government]

Courses Taught
Trusts & Estates, Community Property, Federal Income Tax, and Estate & Gift Tax [Course Descriptions]


Michael Yu currently serves as an Associate Professor of Law (with tenure) at California Western School of Law. He has served as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law (Spring 2012) and as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (Fall 2012).

Before teaching, he worked in private practice as a trusts and estates and tax lawyer in San Francisco and in Los Angeles. Before working in private practice, he served as a law clerk to The Honorable Thomas B. Wells, Judge, United States Tax Court, and, during law school, he served as an extern law clerk to The Honorable Theodore H. Katz, Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. His teaching and research interests are in trusts and estates and tax law.

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