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Ronald A. Krauss

Adjunct Professor of Law

Ronald Krauss

Ronald A. Krauss is Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he teaches Appellate Advocacy.

Mr. Krauss received his A.B. cum laude from Princeton University in 1974, and his J.D. in 1977 from New York University School of Law, where he was Note and Comment Editor of the N.Y.U. Law Review, and winner of the Kaufman Award for the best published law note 1976-77. After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

After his clerkship, Mr. Krauss joined the New York law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, focusing on corporate litigation. While with Davis Polk, he worked pro bono as Special Assistant District Attorney in the Appeals Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. In 1983, Mr. Krauss became national staff counsel for the American Jewish Congress in New York, where he engaged in federal appellate constitutional litigation. In 1986, Mr. Krauss joined Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia as a senior litigation associate.

In 1988, Mr. Krauss joined the full-time clinical faculty at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, teaching courses in federal pretrial practice and civil litigation, and supervising students working in the Penn Legal Assistance Office. In 1995, he was appointed Penn's Associate General Counsel for litigation and labor/employment matters. In 1997, Mr. Krauss joined White and Williams LLP to help develop a newly formed Appellate Practice Group. In 2001, Mr. Krauss became a shareholder and senior member of the Appellate Practice Group of Campbell Campbell Edwards & Conroy, a trial practice firm, representing major corporations in product liability and complex civil and commercial litigation.

In 2004, Mr. Krauss was appointed as the chief appellate attorney for the Office of the Federal Public Defender, in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Krauss is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and the District of Columbia. He has been a member of the U.S. Supreme Court Bar since 1984, and is admitted to numerous federal appellate and district courts. He has argued and briefed almost 100 appeals in state and federal appellate courts throughout the country.He has published on appellate practice issues, and has taught at Rutgers-Camden Law School, Villanova Law School, and the University of Iowa College of Law. Mr. Krauss's office number is 717-782-2237.


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