Kenneth F. Kirwin

Emeritus Professor of Law

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Phone: 651-290-6346
Fax: 651-290-6406
Office: Rm 335

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“It is a great privilege to be a part of our Writing & Representation: Advice & Problem Solving program. The excellent Twin Cities lawyers who serve as adjunct writing professors and representation professors are a joy to work with. They provide our first-year students the finest possible education in legal analysis, legal writing, and interpersonal legal representation skills.”


B.A., 1963, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minn.
J.D., 1966, University of Minnesota Law School


William Mitchell College of Law: emeritus professor of law, 2006- ; professor of law, 1975-2006; associate professor of law, 1972-75; assistant professor of law, 1970-72.

University of Minnesota Law School: adjunct professor, 1977, 1980; part-time instructor, 1967-70.

Associate, Lindquist & Vennum, Minneapolis, 1967-70.

Clerk, Justice Robert J. Sheran, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1966-67.

Admitted: Minnesota, 1966.

Professional Focus

Although Prof. Kirwin currently devotes most of his energy to our Writing & Representation: Advice & Problem Solving program, he continues to pursue research and bar organization activities relating to his previous teaching areas: lawyers’ professional responsibility, criminal procedure, and workers’ compensation.

Leadership & Service

Co-chair, Minnesota State Bar Ass’n Multi-Jurisdictional Practice Task Force, 2005-2006; Chair, Minnesota State Bar Ass’n Standing Committee on Rules of Professional Conduct, 2002-05, member 1990-; Chair, Minnesota State Bar Ass’n Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Advisory Group, 2003-04; Member, Minnesota State Bar Ass’n Task Force on the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 2002-03; Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 1980-2003; Member, ALI Model Penal Code: Sentencing Members Consultative Group, 2002-; Member, ALI Restatement (Third) of Employment Law Members Consultative Group, 2002-; Member, ALI Principles of Family Law Members Consultative Group, 1995-2000; Reporter, Minnesota Nonfelony Enforcement Advisory Committee, 1995-97; Reporter, Uniform Victims of Crime Act, 1991-92; Reporter, Uniform Pretrial Detention Act, 1987-89; Member, ABA Standing Committee on Professional Discipline, 1983-89; Staff Director, Uniform Rules of Criminal Procedure, 1971-74, Reporter, 1982-87