Michael G. Melendez

Assistant Campus Legal Counsel

Mike joined the Office of University Counsel in January 2011 from private practice, where he advised about 100 local school councils on a broad range of issues and served as a hearing officer for the Chicago Board of Education. He also has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. Mike received a J.D. from the University of Iowa (2005) and a B.A. from the University of Chicago (2000). Prior to law school, Mike taught high school history to inner-city students at Farragut Career Academy, a CPS school. During law school, he interned for the Chicago Board of Education's law department, focusing on student disciplinary issues and issues regarding the extent of student constitutional rights. Mike can be reached at mmelende@uillinois.edu or by telephone at 312-996-7762.