Alan Kluegel

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law and Ribstein Fellow


Alan James Kluegel is a scholar whose work applies empirical methods to answer questions about the organization of the legal profession, the structure of legal institutions, and judicial review. His scholarship uses network analysis, hierarchical models, and formal modeling to explore the behavior of lawyers, courts, and policymakers. His teaching areas include corporate law, the legal profession, immigration law, and the statistical evaluation of evidence. 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 bachelor of arts degree in Sociology and English from the University of Illinois, and his law degree from Georgetown University. He will receive his Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, with a dissertation exploring the structure of large law firms and the factors that influence firm dissolution. At Berkeley, he received the campus Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Art of Teaching Writing Fellowship. Prior to graduate school, 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.

Professor Kluegel’s hobbies include hiking, weightlifting, and uneasily coexisting with his cat Pavlov.


PhD University of California, Berkeley
JD Georgetown University
BA University of Illinois 

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