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Michelle Browning Coughlin

Michelle Browning-Coughlin
Assistant Professor of Law
Director, W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology



Professor Michelle Browning-Coughlin has extensive experience in law and technology, and the human side of being a lawyer. She has practiced, with a concentration in intellectual property matters, taught as an adjunct professor at Salmon P. Chase College of Law and at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, serves on the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and is founder and president of MothersEsquire, a national online community for gender equity, motherhood and caregiver issues. She is also the author of the children’s book, “My Mom, the Lawyer.”

As director of the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology, she oversees a program that prepares students for a multi-faceted practice of law the combines substantive legal concepts, understanding of business practices and an overarching application of technology. Her classroom teaching includes the courses Property, and Trademark Law in a Social Media World.

Professor Browning-Coughlin holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, a Master of Social Work from Spalding University in Louisville and a Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University.


University of Louisville Mary K. Tachau Gender Equity Award, 2021

“100 Women Who Inspire Us” recognition, American Bar Association Women in Litigation Conference, 2019

Kentucky Bar Association Nathaniel R. Harper Award, 2018

Women Lawyers Association of Jefferson County Member of the Year Award, 2018