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Krier, James E.

Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law

918 Legal Research
734.763.4701
E-mail jkrier@umich.edu
James E. Krier, the Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law, has taught courses on contracts, property, trusts and estates, behavioral law and economics, and pollution policy. His research interests are primarily in the fields of property and law and economics, and he is the author or coauthor of several books, including Environmental Law and Policy, Pollution and Policy, and Property (8th ed.). Professor Krier's most recent articles have been published in the Harvard Law Review, the Supreme Court Economic Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the Cornell Law Review. A professor of law at UCLA and Stanford before joining the Michigan Law faculty in 1983, he has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the University of Alabama Law School. He earned his BS with honors and his JD with highest honors from the University of Wisconsin, where he was articles editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. After graduation from law school, he served for one year as law clerk to the Hon. Roger J. Traynor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California. He then practiced law for two years with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. In 2012, he was awarded the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.

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The Evolution of Property Rights: A Synthetic Overview. University of Michigan Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 08-021. Working Paper.
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​Co-author. "An Empirical Study of Implicit Takings." S. Sterk, co-author. Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 58 (Forthcoming, 2016).​
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​Co-author. "A Positive Theory of Regulatory Takings." S. Sterk, co-author. (Forthcoming).

Co-author. "The Possession Heuristic." C. Serkin, co-author. In The Economics of Possession, edited by Y. Chang, 149-174. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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"Of Property Rights and Rights to Property." Ohio N. U. L. Rev. 41, no. 3 (2015): 589-600.
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​Co-author. Property. 8th ed. J. Dukeminier et al, co-authors. Aspen Casebook Series. New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2014.

​"Judicial Takings: Musings on Stop the Beach." Brigham-Kanner Prop. Rts. Conf. J. 3 (2014): 217-32.
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Property. 18th ed. Gilbert Law Summaries. St. Paul: West Academic Publishing, 2013.