Michael I. Krauss

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Michael Ian Krauss (born April 21, 1951) is a professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, specializing in tort law, products liability, jurisprudence and legal ethics . He writes a Torts and Legal Ethics column for Forbes.


Krauss was born in New York City and raised in Canada, He holds a B.A. from Carleton University, an LL.B. from l'Université de Sherbrooke, and an LL.M. from the Yale Law School. He was hired as clerk to the Hon. Louis-Philippe Pigeon of Canada's Supreme Court. Krauss went on to practice corporate law in Québec City, and in 1983, completed his doctoral residency as Columbia University's Law and Economics Fellow. He has taught at law schools in French Canada, English Canada, the United States, France, Israel and Guatemala.

Krauss was elected to the American Law Institute in 2008 and is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Scholars. He has served as a member of the Legal Education Task Force of the Virginia State Bar since 2011 and was a member of the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission for Civil Rights from 2011 to 2013. He has also served as a Commissioner for Québec's Human Rights Commission.

From 2011 to 2012, Krauss was Of Counsel to the Clearspire Law Firm, .[1]

Krauss is faculty advisor to George Mason's Federalist Society chapter, and lectures frequently at Federalist Society chapters across the country.

Krauss resides in Potomac, Maryland with his wife, Cynthia Conner, a vice president of the American Health Lawyers Association.


He has published widely in law reviews, magazines and newspapers., and written three books:

*Fire & Smoke: Government, Lawsuits, and the Rule of Law (ISBN 978-0945999829),

*Principles of Products Liability (ISBN 978-0314289339)

* Legal Ethics in a Nutshell (ISBN 978-0314143556) (co-authored).


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