John C. Kilwein
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Professor Kilwein’s teaching and research interests include judicial politics, public law, and public policy. His research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Judicature, Southern Political Review, and State Constitutional Commentaries and Notes, and in the books, Lawyering on the Left: Causes, Politics, and Professional Responsibility (Oxford, 1997) and The Transformation of Legal Aid: Comparative and Historical Studies (Oxford, 1999). In 1995, 1999, and 2003, he was the recipient of the Pi Sigma Alpha Outstanding Teacher Award. In 2000, he received the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award, and in 2001, the West Virginia University Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, the University’s highest award for teaching.
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1992
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