Clinical Professor of Law
Professor Kraus joined the clinical faculty at IIT Chicago-Kent in 1999. Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, he was an attorney at the law firm of Plokin, Jacobs & Orlofksy Ltd., where he specialized in complex civil litigation and consumer class actions. From the beginning of 1996 through 1997, Professor Kraus was the policy director for the Jewish Council of Urban Affairs, where he directed advocacy and policy efforts addressing social and economic justice issues in Chicago. From 1993 to 1996, he was a staff attorney for Legal Action of Wisconsin, where he represented low-income clients in a variety of civil matters, including public benefits, special education and Medicaid.
Professor Kraus received a B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) in English from the University of Michigan and a J.D. (cum laude) from Georgetown University Law Center. Since 1999, he has been the supervising attorney for Chicago-Kent's Health & Disability Law Clinic, where he represents individuals in a variety of civil matters, including Social Security disability law, long-term disability benefits, disability discrimination, vaccine injury claims and employment disputes. Beginning in September 2007, Professor Kraus has focused part of his practice on representing and advocating for individuals with diabetes in education, employment and insurance matters. He teaches Consumer Health Benefits and Disability Law at Chicago-Kent.