Margaret Kwoka

(303) 871-6275

Civil Procedure
Federal Courts
Administrative Law
National Security Law

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Associate Professor
Civil Procedure
Administrative Law
Federal Courts

Northeastern University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Brown University, A.B., 2002.

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. She clerked for Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza, Massachusetts Appeals Court, and Judge Michael Murphy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. 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 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’s research and teaching interests center on civil procedure and procedural justice, administrative law and judicial review of agency actions, federal court litigation, and government transparency. Her articles have appeared or will appear in the Duke Law Journal, the Boston University Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Maryland Law Review, American University Law Review, and Harvard Journal on Legislation, among others. She was also named the inaugural winner of the Society of American Law Teachers (SALT) Junior Faculty Teaching Award, and her research was recently featured in the New York Times.

Featured Publications

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).

Securing Access to National Security Information, 67 Administrative Law Review Accord 78 (2016) (invited review).

Judicial Rejection of Transsubstantivity: The FOIA Example, 15 Nevada Law Journal 1493 (2015) (symposium contribution).

Sturm College of Law
University of Denver
2255 E. Evans Avenue
Denver, CO 80208
(303) 871-6000