Jennifer Kreder

Jennifer Kreder

Jennifer Kreder
Professor of Law
859.572.5889
krederj1@nku.edu

Professor of Law

"Students at Chase inspire me. They work hard and expect to be challenged both to analyze legal doctrine and to develop the professional judgment necessary to think strategically. The most rewarding parts of my job are to help the students achieve their personal bests in the classroom, define their career goals and find the paths to satisfying lives after law school."

Profile

Prior to entering academia, Professor Jennifer Anglim Kreder was a Litigation Associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP, in New York, concentrating on Holocaust-era inter-governmental negotiation and property litigation issues, art disputes and class actions. She also was awarded for her work on behalf of Catholic nuns and others tortured and murdered during the Salvadoran civil war. Previously, she clerked for The Honorable Barefoot Sanders, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Prof. Kreder is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center. She received her Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in Political Science from the University of Florida and studied at Karl Marx University of Leipzig, Germany, as well as in Austria, Costa Rica and Mexico. She also has taught abroad.

Prof. Kreder has published extensively, including in legal journals at Harvard, Northwestern, Penn, Vanderbilt, Duke, Virginia, Georgetown, University of Southern California, Washington University, Brooklyn, Utah, Southern Methodist University, Miami, Oregon, NKU-Chase, University of Melbourne, Australia, and the Institute of Art & Law in the United Kingdom, as well as the American Journal of Legal History, the World Arbitration & Mediation Review, and other trade publications. She is the author of Chapter 1 in the 2009 Yearbook of Cultural Property Law. By invitation, she has given presentations about legal issues affecting the international art market in many domestic and foreign venues.

Prof. Kreder engages in pro bono and volunteer work in which students often participate. For example, she has filed amicus briefs on behalf of the American Jewish Congress, the Commission for Art Recovery, law professors dedicated to alternative dispute resolution, Holocaust educators, Jewish community leaders, artists and art historians concerning conflicts law and U.S. executive policy in Nazi-looted art appeals (and a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court), as well as briefs regarding proper Act of State analysis in cases concerning art stolen during the Russian Revolution. Students work with Prof. Kreder to complete pro bono projects for museums and artists.  She previously participated in State Department efforts to create a Nazi-looted art commission and served as Chair of the American Society of International Law's Cultural Heritage & the Arts Interest Group and other arts-related groups within the American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools.

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Education

  • BA Political Science, The University of Florida
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center

Courses Taught

  • Art Law
  • Cultural Property Law
  • Civil Procedure I
  • Civil Procedure II
  • Legal Analysis & Problem Solving
  • Property I
  • Property II
  • Remedies
  • Pretrial Litigation
  • Deposition Strategies
  • Corporations
  • Business Organizations

Scholarship

The Public Trust, U. Pa. J. of Con. L. (forthcoming 2015)

Litigation Finance Ethics: Paying Interest, 2013 J. Prof. Law. 1 (2013) (co-authored) SSRN

Lessons for Religious Liberty Litigation from Kentucky, 19 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 275 (2013) SSRN

Anticipating Prosecution of the Gardner Heist, 17 Can. Crim. L. Rev. 47 (2012) (co-authored with Joseph Huber) SSRN

Antiquity Meets the Modern Age: eBay’s Potential Criminal Liability for Fake and Stolen Antiquity
Sales
, ___ Case W. Res. J. of Law, Tech. & the Internet __ (2013) (co-authored) (forthcoming) SSRN

Fighting Corruption of the Historical Record: Nazi-Looted Art Litigation, 61 U. Kan. L. Rev. 75 (2012) SSRN

Executive Weapons to Combat Infection of the Art Market, 88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1353 (2011) SSRN

State Law Holocaust-Era Art Claims and Federal Executive Power, 105 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 315 (2011) pdf SSRN

Guarding the Historical Record from the Nazi-looted Art Litigation Tumbling Toward the Supreme Court, 159 U. Pa. L. Rev. Pennumbra 253 (2011) SSRN

Protecting Property Rights and Unleashing Capital in Art, 2011 Utah L. Rev. 881. SSRN

Museums in the Crosshairs: Unintended Consequences of the War on Terror, 10 Wash. U. Glob. Stud. L. Rev. 239 (2011) (co-authored with Kim DeGraaf) Hein Online  pdf  SSRN  

Understanding Guatemala's Cultural Heritage: Extending Protection to Colonial Art in the Memorandum of Understanding between the United States and Guatemala, 21 Duke J. of Comp. & Int'l L. 321 (2011) (co-authored with Xavier Beteta) Hein Online  pdf  SSRN

The Revolution in U.S. Museums Concerning the Ethics of Acquiring Antiquities, 64 Miami L. Rev. 997 (2010)
Hein Online  SSRN

Review of Margaret M. Miles, Art as Plunder: The Ancient Origins of Debate about Cultural Property (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 50 Am. J. Legal Hist. 227-228 (2010) Hein Online  SSRN

The New Battleground of Museum Ethics and Holocaust Era Claims: Technicalities Trumping Justice or Responsible Stewardship for the Public Trust? , 88 Or. L. Rev. 37 (2009) Hein Online  SSRN  

Tribute to The Honorable Barefoot Sanders: Wisdom and Love of Life, 60 SMU L. Rev. 1705 (2009) (In Memoriam Issue) Hein Online

Essay upon Reading War and Cultural Heritage: An Analysis of the 1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and Its Two Protocols by Kevin Chamberlain, 14 Media and Arts Law Rev. 383-395 (2009) (Australia) SSRN  

Chapter 1: Cultural Property, Law and Ethics, in YEARBOOK OF CULTURAL PROPERTY LAW 1, (2009) SSRN

The Holocaust, Museum Ethics, and Legalism, 18 S. Cal. Rev. L. & Soc. Just. 1 (2008) Hein Online  SSRN 

Reconciling Individual and Group Justice with the Need for Repose in Nazi-Looted Art Disputes: Creation of an International Tribunal, 38 Brook. L. Rev. 155 (2007), reprinted in 13 ART, ANTIQUITY & LAW 243 (2008) SSRN

A Nazi-Looted Art Tribunal, 1 World Arb. & Med. Rev. 693-700 (2007) (peer-reviewed, Juris Publishing) SSRN

The Choice Between Civil and Criminal Remedies in Stolen Art Litigation, 38 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 1199 (2005) (Symposium Issue) Hein Online SSRN   

Crossroads in the Great Race: Moving Beyond the International Race to Judgment in Disputes over Artwork and Other Chattels, 45 Harv. Int'l L.J. 239 (2004) Hein Online  SSRN

Guest Commentary: Looted Nazi Art: End of an Era for Holocaust Survivor Claims?, Detroit Free Press, Aug. 26, 2011, at A14

Nazi Looted Art in the Second Circuit: Recent Developments, Am. Soc'y of Int'l Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts Rev. Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 5, Spring 2009 at 16 SSRN

Court Battles Continue on Technical Defenses in Bakalar and Grosz, Am. Soc'y of Int'l Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts Rev. Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2010 at 38 SSRN

Panel Report: Wrestling the Dead Hand of History: Perspectives on a Proposed State Department Commission on Nazi Looted Art, Am. Soc'y of Int'l Law, Cultural Heritage & the Arts Rev. Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 2010 at 6 SSRN

Joint Comment on Proposed Uniform State Law Project, Submitted to Uniform Law Commission
Recovery of Stolen Cultural & Artistic Property Committee, Apr. 2011 SSRN

Statement of Concerns about Disposition of Nazi-Looted Art in the United States, Submitted to the Office of Holocaust Issues, U.S. Department of State, Sept. 2009 (co-authored) SSRN

ABA SECTION OF INT’L LAW, ART & CULTURAL HERITAGE LAW COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER, Apr. 2009, Aug. 2008, Dec. 2008, Jan. 2008

Behind Italy's Recent Successes in Cultural Patrimony Recovery, ABA Section of Int'l Law, Art & Cultural Heritage Law Committee Newsletter, American Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois, Winter 2008, Vol. 1, No. 1 at 3 SSRN

U.S. Declaratory Judgment Actions Concerning Nazi-Looted Art, 4 Kunstrechtspiegel 181-186 (April 2008) (University of Heidelberg, Germany) SSRN  

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

Presenter, “The Future of Databases and Holocaust-era Art Claims” at the Nova Law Review Symposium “New Media and Old Metaphors,” in Ft. Lauderdale, FL (February 12, 2015)

Presenter on a panel sponsored by the Art Law section titled “After the Monuments Men: Nazi-Era Art, Modern Legal Problems,” AALS Annual Meeting (January 5, 2015)

Chair, Association of American Law Schools Art Law Section 2014-2015

Tainted Art: The Still Unfinished Business of World War II, The Arts in Society Conference, Rome, Italy (July 2014)

Tainted Art: The Still Unfinished Business of World War II, International Conference for Academic Disciplines, Venice, Italy (July 2014)

The Ethics of Nazi-Looted Art in American Museums, International Assoc. of Legal Ethics Conference, London, UK (July 2014)

Museum and Antiquities Collector Issues, The Committee for Cultural Policy Symposium on Reform of U.S. Cultural Property Policy, Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY (April 2014)

Nazi-looted Art Claims Research, Association of American Law Schools 2013 Annual Meeting, Art Law Section, New Orleans, LA (2013)

Nazi-era Art Litigation, Art Law & Culture Society, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY (November 2013)

Art Repatriation in the Information Age, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet Symposium on Art Repatriation, Cleveland, OH (March 2013)

Art Repatriation in the Information Age, Association of American Law Schools Art Law Section Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (January 2013)

U.S. Museum Theft Prosecution, Symposium on Criminality in the Art & Cultural Property World, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada (2012)

Intangible Cultural Heritage, Association of American Law Schools 2011 Annual Meeting, Law and Anthropology Section, San Francisco, CA (2011)

U.S. Museums and the Holocaust, Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, CA (2011)

Nazi Looted Art and Museums, Spurlock Museum, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2011)

Nazi Looted Art and U.S. Museums, Nat’l Public Radio (Local – WILL Radio – Illinois) (2011)

Suing Foreign Sovereigns, Human Rights and Cultural Heritage: From the Holocaust to the Haitian Earthquake, Am. Soc’y of Int’l Law Conference, Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY (2011)

Nazi-looted Art Litigation, Int’l Assoc. of Procedural Law, Heidelberg, Germany (2011)

Alternative Funding: Leveling the Playing Field, Kentucky Bar. Assoc., Lexington, KY (2011)

The Ethics of Litigation Funding, Am. Assoc. for Justice, Louisville, KY (2011)

Third-Party Litigation Finance (2 Panels) & Coordinator, 2011 NKU Law Review Symposium

E-Discovery Annual Update, Chase College of Law Center for Excellence in Litigation (2011)

Wrestling the Dead Hand of History: Perspectives on a Proposed State Department Commission on Nazi Looted Art, Am. Society of Int’l Law, with Stuart Eizenstat (Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Treasury) & Ambassador J. Christian Kennedy (Dept. of State), Washington, DC (2010)

Nazi-looted Art Developments, Assoc. for Research into Crimes against Art, Amelia, Italy (2010)

E-Discovery Annual Update, Chase College of Law Center for Excellence in Litigation (2010)

E-Discovery Annual Update, Chase College of Law Center for Excellence in Litigation (2009)

Claims to Art in Austrian Museums, Florida Bar Association Section of International Law, Vienna, Austria (2009)

The Rape of Europa, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana (2009)

In Hot Pursuit: Prosecution of Art Theft and Fraud (CLE), Har Zion Temple & Gratz College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2009)

Pending Nazi Era Art Litigation, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois (2009)

Participant: Looted Art, Preparation for Conference on Holocaust Era Assets (Prague, June 26-30, 2009), Department of State, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, Washington, D.C. (2009)

Moderator of Changing Ethical Expectations for E-Discovery Panel (CLE), NKU Law Review Spring Symposium (2009)

Legal and Ethical Problems in Art Restitution (CLE), Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court Meeting, Covington, Kentucky (2008)

Legal and Ethical Problems in Art Restitution (CLE), American Bar Association Section of International Law Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y. (2008)

Nazi-Looted Art Tribunal, Association of American Law Schools 2008 Annual Meeting, International Law Section, New York, NY (2008)

Holocaust Art, Museum Ethics, and Legalism, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, Columbus, OH (2008)

Austrian Museums in U.S. Courts, Florida Bar Association Section of International Law, Vienna, Austria (2008)

Nazi-looted Art Disputes, Gonzaga in Florence Pro-Seminar, Florence, Italy (2008)

E-Discovery Co-Presenter: Gregory Harrison (Partner, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP), Salmon P. Chase College of Law Center for Excellency in Litigation (2008)

Moderator of Panel on Art Loans, Foreign Sovereign Immunity and Immunity From Seizure (CLE),  DePaul University College of Law Acquiring and Maintaining Collections of Cultural Objects: Challenges Confronting American Museums in the 21st Century Conference, Chicago, Illinois (2008)

What's a Poor Museum and Board to Do? (CLE), DePaul University College of Law, Acquiring and Maintaining Collections of Cultural Objects: Challenges Confronting American Museums in the 21st Century Conference, Chicago, Illinois (2008)

Art Theft, Washburn University School of Law, Faculty Exchange Program (2007)

A New Legal Framework for Combating Black Market Antiquities, Association of American Law Schools 2007 Annual Meeting, Art Law Section, Washington, DC (2007)

Reconciling Individual and Group Justice with the Need for Repose in Nazi-Looted Art Disputes: Creation of an International Tribunal, Joint Association of American Law Schools - American Society of International Law conference, Vancouver, Canada (2007)

Disputes over Objects Lost During the Holocaust, Washington University College of Law, St. Louis, Missouri (2007)

Towards an International Tribunal for Nazi-Looted Art Disputes, Salmon P. Chase College of Law Faculty Workshop Series (2007)

Austrian Museums in U.S. Courts, Sister Cities International Cincinnati-Munich, Germany Chapter, Cincinnati, Ohio (2006)

A New Legal Framework for Combating Black Market Antiquities, Salmon P. Chase College of Law Faculty Workshop Series (2006)

Overview of Civil Procedure, University of Kentucky, Kentucky Legal Education Opportunity (2006)

Nazi-Looted Art and Present Day Recovery Efforts, University of Kentucky Holocaust Remembrance Week Presentation (2006)

Commentator: Note, The Empty(ing) Museum: Why a 2001 Agreement between the United States and Italy Is Ineffective in Balancing the Interests of the Source Nation with the Benefits of Museum Display by Katherine Hurst, Stetson Law Review Summer Scholarship Dinner (2005)

Nazi-Looted Art: Should It Be Returned at All Costs?, Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Conference, sponsored by University of Texas (2005)

The Choice Between Civil and Criminal Procedure in Stolen Art Cases, Salmon P. Chase College of Law Faculty Workshop Series (2005)

The Choice Between Civil and Criminal Procedure in Stolen Art Cases, Vanderbilt University Law School Journal of Transnational Law Symposium: International Legal Dimensions of Art and Cultural Property (2005)

Commentator: Choice of Law for Cases Involving Stolen Cultural Property: A New Theory, by Symeon Symeonides, Dean of Willamette College of Law, Litigating Holocaust Stolen Art Cases by Donald S. Burris, Vanderbilt University Law School Journal of Transnational Law Symposium: International Legal Dimensions of Art and Cultural Property (2005)

International Art Litigation, Stetson Tampa Law Center Presentation Series (2004)

Nuremberg Trials, U.S. Litigation Stemming from the Holocaust Era, Invited Lecturer to Stetson International Law Students (2003)

Practicing International Litigation and Arbitration, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Gulfport, Florida (2002)