Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Federal Courts
Professor Kwoka’s research interests center on government secrecy, the Freedom of Information Act, procedural justice, and judicial review of agency actions. Her articles have appeared or will appear in the Yale Law Journal, Duke Law Journal, Boston University Law Review, and UC Davis Law Review, among others. She has also testified in Congress on government transparency, received the inaugural Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Junior Faculty Teaching Award, and her research was featured in the New York Times. She teaches administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and national security law.
Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Denver, Professor Kwoka was an Assistant Professor at John Marshall Law School in Chicago and a Lecturer at George Washington University School of Law. She clerked for Judge Michael Murphy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza, Massachusetts Appeals Court. She also practiced as an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group, a public interest law firm in Washington, D.C., where she focused on government transparency litigation in federal court. Professor Kwoka is a graduate of Brown University and Northeastern University School of Law and a former education volunteer with Peace Corps in Burkina Faso.
- JD, Northeastern University School of Law, 2007
- AB, Biology, Brown University, 2002
Licensure / Accreditations
- Admitted Attorney for Pro Bono Matters
- First-Person FOIA, 127 Yale Law Journal 2204 (2018).
- Access Denied: Colorado Law Enforcement Refuses Public Access to Records of Police Misconduct (2018).
- The Procedural Exceptionalism of National Security Secrecy, 97 Boston University Law Review 103 (2017).
- FOIA, Inc., 65 Duke Law Journal 1361 (2016).
- Inside FOIA, Inc., 126 The Yale Law Journal Forum 265 (2016).