Michael Josephson

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Michael Josephson
Born (1942-12-10)December 10, 1942
Nationality American
Occupation Speaker and lecturer, former law professor and attorney
Known for Joseph 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]