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After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Professor Kreit clerked for the Honorable M. Blane Michael on the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He then worked as an associate at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco where his practice focused on securities and appellate litigation. Professor Kreit continues to practice as a member of the Appellate Defenders Inc. panel, representing indigent defendants in state criminal appeals.
Professor Kreit is author of the casebook Controlled Substances: Crime, Regulation, and Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2013) and co-author of the reference book Drug Abuse and the Law Sourcebook (with Gerald F. Uelmen) (West, 2013 (updated annually)). His articles have appeared in journals including the University of Chicago Legal Forum, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Oregon Law Review and the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal.
Professor Kreit is actively involved in the community. He is a member of the City of San Diego’s Ethics Commission, which is responsible for monitoring, administering, and enforcing the City’s governmental ethics laws. He also serves as President of the San Diego Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society and on the Boards of the East Village Association and Americans for Safe Access. From 2009 to 2010 he served as Chair of the City of San Diego’s Medical Marijuana Task Force.
Professor Kreit is frequently quoted in the media on drug policy issues, having appeared on and been quoted in news outlets including the Christian Science Monitor, the Fox News Channel, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Newsweek, the San Diego Union-Tribune, the USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been recognized as one San Diego’s Top Attorneys in the Academic Field by the San Diego Daily Transcript (2009, 2011, 2012) and one of “35 under 35” community leaders by the San Diego News Network (2010).
Controlled Substances, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Business and White Collar Crime, and International and Comparative Drug Control.