Mark R. Killenbeck

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Mark Robert Killenbeck (born September 29, 1948 in Rochester, New York) is a prominent American legal scholar and historian who is currently the Wylie H. Davis Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law. He earned a Bachelors in English literature from Boston College, and a JD and a Ph. D. at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. After teaching literature for a stint at the University of Kansas, Killenbeck worked for thirteen years in central administrative positions for the University of Nebraska System. In 1988 he accepted a teaching position in law at the University of Nebraska. He was later made Distinguished Professor at the University of Arkansas in 1999.[1] He is the author of two books and numerous articles, some of which have been published in such journals as the Supreme Court Review, the California Law Review, and the Michigan Law Review.[1]

He is a contributing editor of the history journal Historically Speaking.[2] In 2007 he was elected a member of the American Law Institute.[3]

Selected works[edit]



  • "Another Such Victory? Term Limits, Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Representation". (1994). Hastings Law Journal. with Steve Sheppard.
  • "A Matter of Mere Approval? The Role of the President in the Creation of Legislative History". (1995). Arkansas Law Review.
  • "Pursuing the Great Experiment: Reserved Powers in a Post–Ratification, Compound Republic". (1999). The Supreme Court Review.
  • "Pushing Things Up to Their First Principles: Reflections on the Values of Affirmative Actions". (1999). California Law Review. 87(6):1302–1368.
  • "The Physics of Federalism". (2002). The University of Kansas Law Review.
  • "In(re)dignity: The New Federalism in Perspective". (2005). Arkansas Law Review.
  • "Madison, M'Culloch, and Matters of Judicial Cognizance: Some Thoughts on the Nature and Scope of Judicial Review". (2003). Arkansas Law Review.


  1. ^ a b "Killenbeck, Wylie H. Davis Professor of Law, Promoted to Distinguished Professor". University of Arkansas Newswire. June 6, 2003. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Law Professor Publishes Article, Assumes Editorial Position". University of Arkansas Daily News. November 8, 2007. Retrieved June 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The American Law Institute". University of Arkansas Newswire. February 28, 2007. Retrieved June 2, 2011.