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James E. Krier

James E. Krier joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1983.  

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 co-author of several books, including Environmental Law and Policy, Pollution and Policy,, and Property (7th edition). 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 both Harvard University Law School and Cardozo School of Law. Professor Krier earned his B.S. with honors and his J.D. 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. 


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