Anthony Michael Kreis

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Anthony Michael Kreis is a visiting assistant professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law and will join the law faculty at Georgia State College of Law Fall 2020. Professor Kreis joined the legal academy in 2016 after graduating from the University of Georgia, where he completed a Ph.D. in political science and public administration. Professor Kreis' research focuses primarily in the areas of constitutional law, employment discrimination, and civil rights, with an emphasis on law and social change.  Professor Kreis has published numerous articles in several law reviews, including the George Washington Law ReviewCardozo Law ReviewIllinois Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. He has also contributed to many articles in popular media, such as the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Slate, and SCOTUSBlog.  Active in law reform efforts, Professor Kreis has testified numerous times before state legislatures about issues related to marriage equality, civil rights, employment discrimination, medical standards of consent, and LGBT rights. He is the author of the Illinois law banning LGBT panic defenses in murder trials, the second law of its kind in the United States.  In addition to his Ph.D., Professor Kreis earned a law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law and graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in political science.