Edward Kraus

Edward Kraus is a Clinical Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Professor Kraus joined the faculty at Chicago-Kent in 1999 where he has taught Health and Disability law classes and represented individuals in a variety of matters involving health and disability issues. He currently directs the Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic where, along with his associate, Amy Kraus, he works with student interns to represent people who have suffered vaccine injuries. Professor Kraus served on the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines from March 2012 to December 2016. The Commission consists of nine members, who provide input to the Secretary regarding the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP).

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 1996 to 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.

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