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Alex Kreit

Alex Kreit
Director, Center on Addiction Law & Policy
Assistant Professor of Law




Professor Kreit became the first director of the created Chase Center on Addiction Law & Policy, when it was established in 2020. He is an assistant professor of law, teaching Healthcare and the Law and Criminal Law during his initial academic year at Chase.

Prior to joining the Chase faculty, he was a visiting professor at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, in affiliation with the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center. He has been a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, director of the school’s Center for Law and Social Justice, co-director of its Center for Criminal Law and Policy and a visiting associate professor at Boston College Law School, Newton, Mass. Before joining Thomas Jefferson, he was an associate at Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco, and had been a law clerk for Judge M. Blane Michael of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Professor Kreit is a leading expert in the field of illegal drug and marijuana law. He is author of the casebook Illegal Drug and Marijuana Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2019), co-author of the reference book Drug Abuse and the Law Sourcebook (Thomson Reuters, 2013, updated annually) and co-author of the casebook Marijuana Law and Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2020). His articles have appeared in journals including the Boston College Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal and the UC Davis Law Review.

Professor Kreit is frequently quoted in the media on drug policy and marijuana law issues, having appeared in news outlets including CNN Headline News, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, NPR, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Slate, The Wall Street Journal and WIRED. In 2019, the National Law Journal selected him for its list of Trailblazers in Cannabis Law.

While in San Diego, Professor Kreit was a member of the City of San Diego Ethics Commission and chair of the City of San Diego Medical Marijuana Task Force.