Professor Alan James Kluegel joined the law faculty as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020. His research interests include corporate law, the legal profession, and the empirical study of law.
Professor Kluegel's scholarship applies empirical methods -- including network analysis, hierarchical and longitudinal models, and formal modeling -- to explore the behavior of lawyers, courts, and policymakers. Professor Kluegel's dissertation modeled the network structure of the large law firm and explored the factors that influence law firm growth and survival. He has most recently published in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science on the interaction between organizational theory and theories of the legal profession.
Professor Kluegel received his B.A. in Sociology and English from the University of Illinois, his J.D. from Georgetown University, and his Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, he received the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Art of Teaching Writing Fellowship. Prior to joining the UK Rosenberg College of Law, Professor Kluegel was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was twice voted onto the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students. In between his lengthy stints as a student, he practiced corporate law for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York and Gilbert LLP in Washington, DC, and clerked for the Honorable Marianne O. Battani of the Eastern District of Michigan.