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.


Columbia Law School Welcomes Five New Members to Its Faculty, 4/10/2018

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

Preyer Awards to Funk and Ossei-Owusu, Legal History Blog 11/2/2017

Funk and Mullen on Digital Text Analysis and U.S. Legal Practice, Legal History Blog 7/28/2017

DHSI Colloquium 2016 Book of Abstracts, 06/05/2016

Alumni Day Video Interview, Princeton University, 02/20/2016

Four win Jacobus Fellowship, top graduate student honor, News at Princeton 2/10/2016