Following law school, Professor Krieger served as a law clerk to Judge Hubert L. Will, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in Chicago. He was a staff attorney at the West Side Office of 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 of Law, and has taught at Hofstra since 1992. He teaches clinical courses and Evidence. He is Director Emeritus of Clinical Programs.
Professor Krieger specializes in the areas of housing and community development. Professor Krieger and his students in the Law Reform Advocacy Clinics have represented numerous tenants and community groups in attempts to improve low-income housing in Nassau County. In 2004, Professor Krieger and Clinic students won a landmark victory in the New York Court of Appeals protecting the rights of tenants to proper notice before eviction. In 2008, representing a tenants advocacy group, the Clinic won a significant victory in the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, invalidating high rent guidelines for approximately 12,000 tenants in Nassau County. The Clinic now represents Latino tenants in a building in Farmingdale who have filed a housing discrimination case in federal court challenging the plans of the Village and a developer to displace all the occupants and build luxury apartments. The court will soon be setting the case for jury trial.
Professor Krieger’s scholarly interests are in the areas of litigation strategy and legal education. He is the author, with Professor Neumann, of Essential Lawyering Skills: Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis, a text for clinical and other skills courses published by Wolters Kluwer, a leading legal textbook publisher. He has published numerous articles on legal reasoning and pedagogy. This fall, he will be publishing (with Professor Martinez) “Performance Isn’t Everything: The Importance of Conceptual Competence in Outcome Assessment of Experiential Education” in the Clinical Law Review. He is also working with consultants from NBC/Universal and former Clinic Fellow Reza Rezvani on a project to use the techniques of film storyboarding for trial preparation.