Michael R. Dimino

Prof. Michael R. Dimino

Professor of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Michael R. Dimino is Professor of Law at Widener University Commonwealth Law School, where he teaches courses related to constitutional law, election law, federal courts, statutory interpretation, and criminal law.  Professor Dimino graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1998 with degrees in political science and history.  He then attended Harvard Law School, where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, and from which he graduated cum laude in 2001.  

Professor Dimino served as Chief Clerk to Associate Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt of the New York State Court of Appeals, and then clerked for Senior Circuit Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Paul L. Friedman of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, before joining Widener in 2004.  

A two-time recipient of Widener’s Douglas E. Ray Award for Faculty Scholarship, a recipient of Widener’s Outstanding Professor Award, and a Fulbright scholar, Professor Dimino has written extensively on constitutional law, election law, and judicial behavior, and has co-authored Voting Rights and Election Law (3d ed. 2020); The Best Candidate: Presidential Nomination in Polarized Times (2020); Understanding Election Law and Voting Rights (2016); The Mueller Investigation and Beyond (2020); and Sports Law: Cases and Materials (2d ed. 2007).  Professor Dimino and his wife, Jennifer, live with their four children in Carlisle.  In his spare time, Professor Dimino referees hockey and umpires baseball.