Michael H. Graham

Professor of Law Emeritus & Dean's Distinguished Scholar for the Profession Emeritus

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Concentration Affiliated Faculty
J.D. 1967, Columbia Law School
B.S.E. 1964, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Michael H. Graham, a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia Law School, is one of the nation's leading evidence professors and commentators. He has written 16 evidence books for students and practitioners including EvidenceA ProblemLecture and Discussion Approach (Third Edition); Federal Rules of Evidence Nutshell (Eighth Edition); Evidence Exam Pro—Objective and Essay (Fourth and Second Edition); The Handbook of Federal Evidence, Seventh Edition (8 volumes, over 7,000 pages); and The Handbook of Illinois Evidence, Tenth Edition (over 1,250 pages), along with over 125 law review articles on the topic of evidence.

Professor Graham is currently Special Advisor to the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Evidence having previously served as Reporter on the Committee that drafted Rules of Evidence for the United States Department of Labor.

Prior to working at Miami Law, Professor Graham was law clerk to Judge Inzer B. Wyatt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, and served as a Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellow with the Western Center on Law and Poverty.

Thereafter he also received a master's degree in criminology from Cambridge University in 1969 and a Fulbright Fellowship in 1981 to conduct research on the English criminal trial system.

After four years of private practice, he joined the University of Illinois law school faculty in 1974. In 1984, he joined the faculty at the University of Miami School of Law.


Handbook of Illinois Evidence, 2020 ed. , Wolters Kluwer , (2020).

Evidence Commentary: Solution to Confrontation Clause “Testimonial” v. “Nontestimonial” Dilemma: A Roberts and Crawford Combined Approach, 55 Crim. L. Bull. Art. 4 (2019).

Evidence Commentary: Prior Consistent Statement Witness Rehabilitation, Fed. R. Evid. 801(d)(1)(B), and Prior Identification Statements, Fed. R. Evid. 801(d)(1)(C), , 55 Crim. L. Bull. Art. 4 (2019).

Evidence Commentary: Self-Authentication Generally: Certifications Under the Confrontation Clause; Confrontation Clause Application Summary, 55 Crim. L. Bull. Art. 4 (2019).

Evidence Commentary: Federal Rules of Evidence: Final Article of Series; Summary of Proposed Rule Amendments—No “Path” For “Change”, 55 Crim. L. Bull. Art. 5 (2019).

Evidence Commentary: Business and Public Records Hearsay Exceptions, Fed. R. Evid. 803(6) and (8); Multiple Level Hearsay, Fed. R. Evid. 805, 55 Crim. L. Bull. Art. 5 (2019).

Handbook of Illinois Evidence, 2019 ed., Wolters Kluwer, (2019).

Evidence Commentary: Inconsistent Statements as Substantive Evidence: A Critical Review and Proposed Amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 801(d)(1)(A); Lack of Recollection's Impact Upon Substantive Admissibility, 54 Crim. L. Bull. Art. 5 (2018).

Handbook of Illinois Evidence (2017).

Handbook of Federal Evidence, 8th ed. , Thomson Reuters, (2016).

Evidence: A Problem, Lecture and Discussion Approach (2011).

Evidence — Essay (2011).

Evidence — Objective (2011).

Crawford/Davis "Testimonial" Interpreted, Removing the Clutter: Application Summary, 62 U. Miami L. Rev. 811 (2008).

Federal Rules of Evidence in a Nutshell (2007).

Federal Practice and Procedure (2006).

Sir Richard Hausler, 55 U. Miami L. Rev. 343 (2001).

Special Topics in the Law of Evidence: Foreword, 42 U. Miami L. Rev. 829 (1988).

Indicia of Reliability and Face to Face Confrontation: Emerging Issues in Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutions, 40 U. Miami L. Rev. 19 (1985).

The Handbook of Federal Evidence (1981).

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