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I am an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School. I principally study nineteenth-century American legal institutions, practice, and theory. I have published work on the development of the legal profession; codification of the common law; the reform of debt practices, including cash bail; and the interconnections between American law and Christianity.

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

News

The Counselors | Resolved: Cash bail will not be required for individuals who are not a flight risk or dangerous, Bob Dole Institute, 11/17/2021

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