Michele Benedetto Neitz is a Visiting Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and Founding Director of the Blockchain Law for Social Good Center, the first of its kind in the United States. She teaches Blockchain Technology and the Law, Business Associations, and Professional Responsibility. Professor Neitz previously taught for sixteen years at Golden Gate University School of Law. She was voted “Most Outstanding Professor” by the graduating class of GGU Law six times, most recently in 2022.
Professor Neitz was appointed to advise the California legislature as a member of the California Blockchain Working Group in 2019. She researches and publishes on ethical, regulatory, and social impact issues in blockchain technology. Professor Neitz regularly speaks at conferences, podcasts, and public events on these topics, including the Presidential Summit for the National Association of Attorneys General in August 2022.
- New York University School of Law, JD (Honors: Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar)
- Santa Clara University, BA (Honors: Valedictorian Finalist)