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Timothy K. Kuhner

Associate Professor of Law
LL.M., magna cum laude, Duke University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, Duke University School of Law
A.B., magna cum laude, Bowdoin College
International law
Comparative law
Human rights
Campaign finance
Alternative dispute resolution

Timothy K. Kuhner, associate professor of law, teaches courses on international law, comparative law, human rights, campaign finance and alternative dispute resolution. Prior to joining Georgia State Law, he worked for three years as associate professor of Anglo-American Law at la Universidad de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. He has served as a visiting assistant professor at Duke University School of Law and a visiting lecturer at the Catholic University of Portugal.

His professional background also includes clerking on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, conducting field research on conflict resolution in Argentina, Ecuador and Costa Rica as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow, working in an international negotiation firm and most recently, being approved as a court-connected mediator and mediation trainer by the Supreme Court of Georgia’s Commission on Dispute Resolution.

In 2014, Kuhner received two awards for his scholarship: the Patricia T. Morgan Award and the Provost’s Faculty Fellowship Award. His book projects and articles explore campaign finance reform, the changing nature of liberal democracy, and the relationship between the market and the state. In Capitalism v. Democracy (Stanford University Press 2014), he exposes how Supreme Court case law on money in politics has corrupted politics and markets. His next book will discuss the prospects for a constitutional amendment to correct recent rulings on campaign finance reform and promote democratic and economic integrity. Kuhner’s earlier scholarship, published in legal journals based at Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, the University of Virginia and Indiana University, addresses campaign finance reform from the standpoints of constitutional law, democratic and economic theory, comparative law and international law. He has also written articles on the topics of globalization, human rights treaties, the war on terrorism, international criminal law and court-connected mediation.

Kuhner’s scholarship has been cited in the Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Duke Law Journal, NYU Law Review and the American Journal of Comparative Law, among other leading journals. His work has also been widely cited in international law journals, including those based at Stanford University, Harvard University, Emory University and the University of Michigan.

Kuhner received his J.D. and LL.M., magna cum laude, from Duke University School of Law in 2004. He graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Bowdoin College where he was awarded highest honors in sociology and the Romance Languages Prize.


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