Michael Zhang

Michael loves words as much as he loves numbers. He grew up in central New Jersey, attended college at Duke (where he majored in math), and went on to law school at Harvard. Michael is currently working on projects at the intersection of technology and law, including collaborating on a software-based criminal record expungement program in Oregon.

…a text I love to teach is

Cases and Materials on Torts by Richard Epstein and Catherine Sharkey. Just kidding (or am I?). I also love The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami. It’s a thrilling compendium of fables that pose the question, “What do we owe each other?”

…a favorite place I’ve visited

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness in New Mexico. If I hadn’t seen it for myself, I’d never believe it existed.

…eight people living or dead I’d invite to my ideal dinner party

Maryam Mirzakhani, Steve Nash, Bob Odenkirk, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Frank Ocean, Erin Brokovich, Wong Kar Wai, and David Chang

…something I can’t stop thinking about

How my New York apartment, like every other, is perfect in every way except for a handful nearly unforgivable problems.