- J.D., Law, University of Michigan Law School
- B.S., Communication, Cornell University
Elizabeth Kronk Warner is the Jefferson B. & Rita E. Fordham Presidential Dean and Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.
Dean Kronk Warner is a nationally recognized expert in the intersection of Environmental and Indian law. She has taught courses in Property, Indian, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, and supervised the Tribal Judicial Support Clinic at the University of Kansas School of Law. She also teaches and coaches several moot court competition teams. She has received several teaching excellence awards, co-authored several books on environmental issues and Native Americans, and has over 40 articles and book chapters to her credit. Dean Kronk Warner, a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, served as an appellate judge for the Tribe and as a district judge for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe.
Dean Kronk Warner actively engages in activities related to legal education and the profession nationally. She currently serves as chair of the AALS Deans Steering Committee, chair of the AALS Membership Review Committee, and will co-chair the 2023 ABA New Deans Workshop. She serves as a Trustee on the LSAC Board of Trustees, as well as on the LSAC DEI and audit committees. As dean, she also has the privilege of serving as an ex officio member of the Utah Bar Commission. She previously was an active member of the Federal Bar Association, serving on its national Board of Directors. In 2014, she received the Federal Bar Association President’s Award for leadership and extraordinary service, commitment, and guidance to the Federal Bar Association and its members. She holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan, a B.S. from Cornell University, and also studied at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
- Quoted in ‘Rights of nature’ lawsuits hit a sweet spot, Indian Country Today (Aug. 15, 2021).
- Quoted in Biden Picks Deb Haaland to Lead Interior Department, New York Times (Dec. 17, 2020).
- Quoted in Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks are Racist. Here’s How Biden Can Overturn Them Immediately, Vice News (Nov. 24, 2020).
- Quoted in A Push Emerges for the First Native American Interior Secretary, New York Times (Nov. 20, 2020).
- Quoted in The Case for a Native American secretary of the interior, Vox (Nov. 20, 2020),
- Quoted in Pipeline Fight Sparks Tribal Push for Solar, Wind, E&E News (Oct. 23, 2020).
- Quoted in At U. law vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speakers urge attendees to honor her legacy and ‘all be notorious, (Sept. 20, 2020).
- Quoted in How Native Tribes Starting Winning in the Supreme Court, Mother Jones (August 5, 2020).
- Tribal Strategies to Combat Climate Change, Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at University of Oregon School of Law (Mar. 3, 2007).
- Comparative Representation of Indian Tribes, Northern Plains Indian Law Center Symposium at University of North Dakota School of Law (April 2, 2005).