Elizabeth Kronk

School of Law

Elizabeth Kronk

Elizabeth Kronk is an assistant professor of law. She teaches in the areas of property and environmental and natural resources law.

In addition to teaching, professor Kronk serves as chief judge for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians appellate court in Michigan. She is a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan. Professor Kronk is a member of the District of Columbia, State of Michigan and State of Montana bar associations. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. Professor Kronk serves as chair of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) Indian Law Section. In 2010 she received the FBA Indian Law Section's Outstanding Service Award and FBA Outstanding Section Chair Award.

Prior to joining the faculty at Texas Tech University, professor Kronk taught at the University of Montana School of Law. She has also taught federal Indian policy and a seminar addressing contemporary issues in Indian Country, as well as Marine Environmental Law at Xiamen University in Xiamen, China. In 2010 professor Kronk was selected to serve as an Environmental Justice Young Fellow through the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law at Vermont Law School.

Before working in academia, she practiced environmental, Indian and energy law as an associate in the Washington, D.C., offices of Latham & Watkins LLP and Troutman Sanders LLP.

Professor Kronk graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. She received her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School, where she also served on the Michigan Law Review. Professor Kronk was one of three University of Michigan School of Law alumni to be spotlighted for their work in Indian country.