Elizabeth Kregor

Elizabeth Kregor

Lecturer in Law, Director of The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship

Elizabeth Kregor received her BA magna cum laude in comparative literature from Yale University. She attended law school at the University of Michigan, where she served as managing editor of the Michigan Law Review. After graduating magna cum laude, Ms. Kregor clerked for the Hon. Bruce M. Selya on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Ms. Kregor practiced law with Sidley Austin Brown & Wood for several years, with a focus on intellectual property litigation. In the fall of 2003, she joined the IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship. As director, she supervises students in the representation of lower- to middle-income entrepreneurs in the inner city. She is expanding the clinic's practice in the field of intellectual property law.

Education

The University of Michigan Law School
JD, magna cum laude, May 1999

  • Clarence Darrow Scholar - three-year, full-tuition merit scholarship
  • Certificate of Merit awards in torts and unjust enrichment courses
  • Order of the Coif
  • Staff and managing editor, Michigan Law Review

Yale University
BA, magna cum laude in comparative literature, May 1996

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Hajo Holborn Prize - for the best undergraduate essay on a topic in German public affairs
  • Bianca Maria Calabresi Prize - for the best Senior Essay in Comparative Literature

Experience

The University of Chicago Law School
Lecturer in Law and Director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, 2003-present

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Chicago, IL, and New York, NY
Associate, 2000-2003

Hon. Bruce Selya, First Circuit Court of Appeals Providence, RI
Judicial Clerk, 1999-2000

Professor Hanoch Dagan, Michigan Law School Ann Arbor, MI
Research Assistant, 1998-1999 

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation New York, NY
Intern with the General Counsel, summer 1998

Journal Articles

  • "How Do You Formalize a Tamale?: How to Ease Street Vendors’ Transition out of the Shadow Economy," 7 UC Irvine Law Review 453 (2017).
  • "Innovation and Inequality: Conservative and Libertarian Perspectives," 39 Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy 39 (2016). cu
  • "Food Trucks, Incremental Innovation, and Regulatory Ruts," 82 University of Chicago Law Review Dialogue 1 (2015). cu

Other Publications

  • Space to Work: Opening Job Opportunities by Reducing Regulation, (Institute for Research on Labor and Employment). 2013). www
  • "Chicago Entrepreneurs Reveal Holiday Wishes," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, December 23, 2011, at p. 5.
  • Regulatory Field: Home of Chicago Laws: Burdensome Laws Strike Out Chicago Entrepreneurs, (Institute for Justice City Study Series). 2010) (with Emily Satterthwaite). www
  • "Is Chicago Really the City That Works?," Chicago Tribune, July 17, 2009, at p. 21.

Other Activities

  • Volunteer, Poetry Center of Chicago
  • Volunteer, Apollo Chorus of Chicago