Mike-OVisiting Associate Professor of Law



Professor Oeser joined Valparaiso’s faculty in January 2014, having previously taught at the University of Houston Law Center (Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing I & II), Southern University Law Center (Assistant Professor, Legal Writing I & II), Florida A&M University College of Law (Visiting Assistant Professor, Contracts I & II and Business Organizations) and Altanta’s John Marshall Law School (Associate Professor, Legal Writing I & II, Contract Drafting, and Business Organizations).

He received his B.A. from the University of Houston in Journalism, with a minor in Political Science. He received his J.D. and LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin Law School where he was a LEO Scholar and a William H. Hastie Fellow. Before joining academia, Professor Oeser worked as a litigator for the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Von Briesen & Roper (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and Adair & Myers (Houston, Texas). He has argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and numerous state and federal trial courts.

His primary scholarly interests are legal writing, federal Indian law, tribal law, business law and civil rights. He has served as a Special Justice on the Kickapoo Tribe’s Supreme Court and presently serves an Associate Justice on the Southwest Intertribal Court of Appeals.

Prior to law school, Professor Oeser worked as a newspaper journalist and photographer for the Houston Chronicle, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and the Albany Democrat-Herald. He enjoys traveling with his wife Shanna, cooking, and scuba diving.