Kellen R. Funk
Fields of Study: American Legal History; Trans-Atlantic Christianity
Advisor: Hendrik Hartog
Kellen Funk studies American legal and religious history. His research focuses on the development of the legal profession and the transformation of civil litigation in America after the mid-nineteenth century. Codes of civil procedure were central to these changes. After New York adopted the first practice code in 1848 (the Field Code), most American jurisdictions followed with their own codes through the turn of the century. Through these codes lawyers and legislators fused traditions from common law and equity; they reallocated power over litigation between judges, juries, and counsel; and they blazed distinctive pathways for Americans to access the law.
Kellen is concurrently pursuing a J.D. from Yale Law School. He is a member of the Yale Law Journal and has served as a Submissions Editor for the Yale Law & Policy Review.
"Let No Man Put Asunder": South Carolina's Law of Divorce, 1895-1950, South Carolina Historical Magazine, 110, no. 3-4 (July-Oct., 2009), 134-53. (JSTOR)