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Stephanie M. Stern

Professor of Law

Professor Stern's research focuses on applications of social and cognitive psychology to legal regimes of property ownership, land use, and environmental law. Her recent articles have appeared in the Michigan Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Minnesota Law Review, and have been reprinted and discussed in several books.

Professor Stern joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 2009 and teaches in the areas of land use, environmental law, property, and commercial real estate transactions. Professor Stern was previously an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. From 2001 to 2003, she was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, focusing on property and environmental litigation.

Professor Stern received her law degree from Yale Law School and her B.A. in psychology from Brown University. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and served as a research fellow at the Yale Center for Law and Environmental Policy.