Michael Josephson

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Michael Josephson
Born(1942-12-10)December 10, 1942
Occupation(s)Speaker and lecturer, former law professor and attorney
Known forJoseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics

Michael Josephson (born December 10, 1942) is a former law professor and attorney who founded the nonprofit Joseph and Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics[1] located in Los Angeles, California, out of which he operates as a speaker and lecturer on the subject of ethics. The institute is named after his parents.[2]

Josephson's daily commentary is carried on Armed Forces Radio, and was formerly carried on Los Angeles radio station KNX 1070.[3] He is also the president of the national CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition,[4] a part of the Josephson Institute of Ethics.

A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Josephson was named its 2009 alumnus of the year. Josephson currently resides in southern California with wife Anne and his 5 children.[5]


Josephson has written various books on the subjects of character and ethics, including:

  • Making Ethical Decisions (1995, updated edition, 2002)[6]
  • The Power of Character (co-editor, 1998)[7]
  • Parenting to Build Character in Your Teen (co author, 2001)[8]
  • You Don't Have To Be Sick To Get Better! (2001)[9]
  • The Best Is Yet To Come (2002)[10]


  1. ^ "Josephson Institute of Ethics: Training, Consulting, Keynote Speeches, Materials for Ethical Workplaces". Josephsoninstitute.org. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  2. ^ Crane, Michael (2004). The Political Junkie Handbook – Google Books. ISBN 9781561718917. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  3. ^ "I Got 'Slop' Happy In The 'Big Brother 10′ House « CBS Los Angeles- News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of LA". Knx1070.com. Archived from the original on 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  4. ^ "Character education and SEL curriculum resources, activities, lessons, and more!". Character Counts.
  5. ^ John R. Stephens, Webmaster (2006-02-07). "LADA POK Michael Josephson Biography". Da.co.la.ca.us. Archived from the original on 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  6. ^ Making Ethical Decisions (9781888689136): Michael S Josephson. March 2002. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  7. ^ Josephson, Michael S. "Barnes & Noble.com – Image Viewer: Power of Character, by Michael S. Josephson, Hardcover". Search.barnesandnoble.com. Archived from the original on July 18, 2012. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  8. ^ "Bing Shopping". Shopping.msn.com. Retrieved 2010-11-12.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ You Don't Have to Be Sick to Get Better! (9781888689129): Michael Josephson: Reviews, Prices & more. 15 December 2001. Retrieved 2010-11-12.
  10. ^ The Best Is Yet to Come (9781888689143): Michael Josephson: Reviews, Prices & more. May 2002. Retrieved 2010-11-12.