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

Six Bold Steps to Joy Without Stress in the Law, More New Science for Your Ideal Professional Life (Amazon/Kindle) (forthcoming 2022)

Enjoy Success & Drop the Stress in Law School and Law Practice: Applying New Science for a Happy, Low-Stress Life and Career (Amazon/Kindle 2021)

Book Review: The Law Student’s Guide to Doing Well and Being Well, and Essay: Proposing a New Paradigm to Release Law Students and Lawyers from the Deeper Chains that Bind Them to Unhappy, Unhealthy Lives, __ J. Legal Education __ (forthcoming 2023)