Clare Kraegel Nuechterlein

Distinguished Practitioner of Law, Emerita


J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law (1979)
M.A., Valparaiso University (1975)
B.A., Valparaiso University (1972)

Courses Taught

Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Appellate Advocacy
Advanced Appellate Advocacy
Shakespeare and the Law (third-year seminar)
Pretrial Skills

Research Interest

Law and Literature

Professional Activities

Chairwoman, Indiana State Ethics Commission (2005 – present)
American Bar Association
Indiana State Bar Associations
Bar Association of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Valparaiso University School of Law Alumni Association (President)
Steering Committee, Valpo Law 125th Anniversary Gala. (Chair)

Previous Professional Experience

City Attorney, City of Goshen, IN 1980 – 1983
Attorney Advisor, United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. 1986-1989 (detailed to Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights)
Assistant United States Attorney, United States Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California/Sacramento 1989-2000
Editor, Federal Forfeiture Guide, published by James Publishing, Costa Mesa, CA 2001 – present