Sarah Krakoff

Biography

Sarah Krakoff is an Associate Fellow at Vermont Law School's New Economy Law Center, as well as the Raphael J. Moses Professor of Law at the University of Colorado. Her areas of expertise include American Indian law, natural resources and public land law, and environmental justice. She is the co-author of American Indian Law: Cases and Commentary (with Bob Anderson and Bethany Berger), and co-editor of Tribes, Land, and Environment (with Ezra Rosser.) Professor Krakoff's articles appear in the Stanford Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Harvard Environmental Law Review, among other journals. She also runs the Law School's Acequia Project, which provides free legal services to low-income farmers in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. Professor Krakoff has authored amicus briefs in the 6th, 7th, 9th, and 10th Circuits, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. Before joining the Colorado Law tenure-track faculty, Professor Krakoff directed CU's American Indian Law Clinic and secured permanent University funding to ensure the Clinic's future. Professor Krakoff started her legal career at DNA-Peoples Legal Services on the Navajo Nation, where she initiated DNA's Youth Law Project with an Equal Justice Works fellowship. She received her BA from Yale and her JD from U.C. Berkeley, and clerked for Judge Warren J. Ferguson on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Click here for more information on Professor Sarah Krakoff.