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’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.



Featured Publications

First-Person FOIA, 127 Yale Law Journal 2204 (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).

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University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80208