Stefan Krieger

Stefan Krieger

Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Applied Legal Reasoning and Director Emeritus of Hofstra Clinical Programs
B.A., University of Chicago
J.D., University of Illinois

Following law school, Professor Krieger served as a law clerk for Judge Hubert L. Will, Federal District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Chicago. He was a staff attorney at the west side office of the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago from 1977 to 1979. Professor Krieger was a clinical teacher for 13 years at the University of Chicago Law School and Southern Methodist University School (SMU) of Law, and has taught at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law since 1992.

Professor Krieger specializes in the areas of public utility regulation, housing, and community development. At the Chicago clinic, Professor Krieger and his students represented a statewide coalition of community groups in successful efforts in 1985 to obtain passage of the Energy Assistance Act, which prohibited utility shutoffs of low-income customers who paid 12 percent of their income to their utilities. At SMU, Professor Krieger’s students completed an extensive study of the Dallas County eviction courts that contained recommendations for reforming the system. At Hofstra Law, Professor Krieger and his students have represented hundreds of individual clients and community organizations to protect the rights of low-income tenants in the Village of Hempstead and surrounding neighborhoods.

Professor Krieger’s scholarly interests are in the areas of litigation strategy and community development. Professor Krieger is the co-author of a text for clinical students, Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis. He recently published an article in the Oregon Law Review on the functions of silence in the lawyering process.

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