Mike Lavender is an assistant professor and director in the Mike Cottrell College of Business at the University of North Georgia. He has previously served as Director of Legal Studies and Co-director of the Center for Human Rights and Civil Liberties at the University of Southern Mississippi. His research publications and presentations include such areas as developing model rules for AI and compensation in eminent domain cases using economic considerations.
Prior to entering academia, he practiced law in Athens, Georgia in the area of corporate law and real estate law. Specifically, Mr. Lavender focused on advising nonprofit organization Board of Directors, open-records requests, and commercial finance.