James E. Krier, the Earl Warren DeLano Professor Emeritus 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 (8th ed.). 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 Harvard Law School, Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and the University of Alabama Law School. He then practiced law for two years with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. In 2012, he was awarded the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.