Evolution and Environment in the Property Scholarship of James Krier

Carol M. Rose

I have known Jim Krier since I started teaching law in 1978. We were both at Stanford at the time, and we were both new there too, but unlike me, Jim was already a tenured professor, coming in from UCLA.

I have to say that my experience with Jim was quite mixed. In one way, he was a real menace. He was one of two people (the other was Lawrence Friedman) beside whom I could not sit in a faculty meeting. Both of them had the habit of dropping acerbic but hilarious asides about the proceedings, and as a very junior faculty member, I just could not afford to get the giggles. So I got into the habit of waiting until Jim and Lawrence had both taken a seat, and then plopping down somewhere else, next to some more sober person.

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