James E. Krier
American legal scholar
James E. Krier
James E. Krier is the Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and the father of performer Andrew W.K. His teaching and research interests are primarily in the fields of property, contracts, and law and economics, and he teaches or has taught courses on contracts, property, trusts and estates, behavioral law and economics, and pollution policy.
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  • 1983
    Roger J. Traynor, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, and then practiced law for two years with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. He was a professor of law at UCLA School of Law and Stanford Law School before joining the Michigan Law faculty in 1983, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School, Oxford University, and Cardozo School of Law.
    More Details Hide Details He is the father of musician Andrew W.K. Partying hard like an animal, written while attending one of his son's concerts. Krier was invited to the stage towards the end of the performance, and proceeded to engage in headbanging and initiated a "sudden fit of intense partying rage" before diving into the cheering crowd. Krier later stated that it had been a "most enjoyable experience that allowed (me) to reconnect with Andrew. Party on, dudes." Professor Krier is the author or co-author of several books, including Environmental Law and Policy, Pollution and Policy, and the widely used casebook Property (6th edition) with Dukeminier. His recent articles have been published in the Harvard Law Review, the Supreme Court Economic Review, and the UCLA Law Review.
  • 1966
    He earned his B.S. with honors and his J.D. with highest honors from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he was articles editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. After his graduation from law school in 1966 he served for one year as law clerk to the Hon.
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