Lawrence S. Krieger

Lawrence S. Krieger

Lawrence S. Krieger

Clinical Professor and Co-Director of Clinical Externship Programs
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A313A
Phone: 850.644.7262


J.D., University of Florida, 1978
A.B., Princeton University, 1967

Professor Krieger co-directs the Externship Program and supervises criminal justice externships at the College of Law. His teaching focuses on litigation skills and the sources of lawyer professionalism. He was one of 26 law professors featured in the 2013 book, What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press).

Professor Krieger is internationally recognized for his research on the well-being, satisfaction, values, and motivations of law students and lawyers. His publications on law student well-being and career planning have been used at more than half of the law schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Professor Krieger has served on numerous boards and committees of the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar.  He is founding Chair of the Section on Balance in Legal Education, Association of American Law Schools. He is a 1978 honors graduate of the University of Florida College of Law and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He practiced criminal, civil, and administrative law for 11 years, serving most recently as chief trial counsel to the Florida Comptroller.


Select Recent Publications

Being the Happiest, Most Effective Lawyer You Can Be, in Becoming the Best Lawyer You Can Be (Levine, Stewart, editors) (American Bar Association 2018)