I am an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School. I principally study nineteenth-century American legal institutions, practice, and theory—the development of the legal profession, the reform of civil trial practice, the codification of the common law, and the intersection of American law and American Christianity.

I have received legal history fellowships from Yale Law School, the Hurst Institute at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and the American Society for Legal History, and a religious history fellowship from the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University.

Here you can find links to my published work and explore the research I have done on nineteenth-century legislation and legal practice. Please contact me at krf2138@columbia.edu.


Cash Bail, The Path Forward: Columbia Law Confronts Criminal Justice Reform, August 2019

Five Questions with Bail Reform Expert Kellen Funk, 9/14/2018

Historian with a Cutting-Edge Approach Joins Faculty, Columbia Law School, 7/20/2018

Kellen Funk and Lincoln Mullen on Digital Text Analysis and US Legal Practice, AHR Interview 1/26/2018