Professor Stern's research focuses on applications of social and cognitive
psychology to legal regimes of property ownership, land use, and environmental law. She
joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2009 and teaches in the areas of land use,
environmental law, property, and commercial real estate transactions. Professor Stern was
previously an assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and a
Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. From 2001 to 2003, she
was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, focusing on property and environmental

Professor Stern received her law degree from Yale Law School and her B.A. in psychology
from Brown University. Following law school, she clerked for Judge Kermit Lipez of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and served as a research fellow at the Yale
Center for Law and Environmental Policy. 


Reassessing the Citizen Virtues of Homeownership, Columbia Law Review (2011)
Property Frames (with J. Nash), Washington University Law Review (2010)

Contributions to Books

State Action as Political Voice in Global Climate Change Policy, Adjudicating Climate Change: State, National, and International Approaches (2009)