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Jesse Dukeminier

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Jesse Dukeminier is the late Maxwell Professor of Law at UCLA Law School.  A professor of law at UCLA for over 40 years, Jesse Dukeminier was renowned for his contributions to the field of property law. His casebooks on property and wills, trusts and estates are among the most widely-used in the country in their fields. For four decades, Dukeminier was widely respected by students and was honored twice as professor of the year by the UCLA School of Law's graduating classes. Dukeminier received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Teaching and became the first UCLA Law faculty member to receive a University Distinguished Teaching Award. He also received the School of Law's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dukeminier was born in West Point, Mississippi and studied at Harvard University, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1948. He received his law degree from Yale in 1951 and practiced law with a Wall Street firm. Dukeminier joined UCLA in 1963. He also taught at the University of Kentucky, and he visited at Harvard and the University of Chicago.

 

James E. Krier

E-mail address: jkrier@umich.edu

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James E. Krier is the Earl Warren DeLano Professor of Law. His teaching and research interests are primarily in the fields of property, environmental law and policy, and law and economics, and he teaches courses on contracts, property, trusts and estates, behavioral law and economics, and pollution policy. Professor Krier is the author or co-author of several books, including Environmental Law and Policy, Pollution and Policy, and Property (5th edition), while his recent articles have been published in the Harvard Law Review and the Supreme Court Economic Review. He 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 his graduation from law school in 1966 he served for one year as law clerk to the Hon. 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 and Stanford before joining the Michigan Law faculty in 1983, and has been a visiting professor at both Harvard University Law School and Cardozo School of Law.

 

Gregory S. Alexander

E-mail address: gsa9@cornell.edu

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Professor Gregory Alexander, a nationally renowned expert in property and trusts and estates, has taught at Cornell Law School since 1985. Following his graduation from Northwestern University School of Law, he clerked for the Hon. George Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. After he completed further study as a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, Alexander became a professor at the University of Georgia School of Law, where he remained until coming to Cornell. An active member of the academic community, Professor Alexander has served as Reporter to the Uniform Ante-Mortem Probate of Wills Act Project, chaired sections on Donative Transfers and Property for the Association of American Law Schools, and appeared fifteen times in Who's Who in American Law. Mr. Alexander remains a prolific and recognized writer, the winner of the American Publishers Association's 1997 Best Book of the Year in Law award for his work, Commodity and Propriety. Professor Alexander is also author of The Global Debate Over Constitutional Property, published by University of Chicago Press (2006), and Community and Property (with Eduardo Penalver), published by Oxford University Press (2009).

 

Michael H. Schill

E-mail address: mschill@uchicago.edu

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Dean Michael Schill is a national expert on real estate and housing policy, deregulation, finance and discrimination. He has written or edited three books and over 40 articles on various aspects of housing, real estate and property law. He is an active member of a variety of public advisory councils, editorial boards and community organizations. Before joining the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School, Dean Schill was Dean and Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, the Wilf Family Professor in Property Law at New York University School of Law, and professor of urban planning at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. From 1994 to 2004, Dean Schill served as the director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Prior to that, Schill was a tenured professor of law and real estate at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.

 

Lior Jacob Strahilevitz

E-mail address: lior@uchicago.edu

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Lior Strahilevitz received his BA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1996, graduating with highest honors. He received his JD in 1999 from Yale Law School, where he served as Executive Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Following his graduation, he clerked for Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then practiced law in Seattle before joining the law school faculty in 2002. He was tenured in 2007 and served as the Law School's Deputy Dean from 2010 to 2012. In 2011, he was named the inaugural Sidley Austin Professor of Law.
 
His teaching and research interests include property and land use, privacy, intellectual property, law and technology, and motorist behavior.