Richard (Dick) Kuhns

Professor of Law Emeritus


A.B., 1964, Stanford University
LL.B., 1967, Stanford University
LL.M., 1974, University of Michigan
S.J.D., 1978, University of Michigan


Beverly Owens - (314) 935-6482

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-6482
E-mail: kuhns@wulaw.wustl.edu 


Courses Taught

Advanced Evidence
Criminal Justice Administration I


Professor Richard B. Kuhns is an expert on evidence and criminal procedure. He is the co-author of a casebook on evidence, now in its fourth edition, and another on criminal procedure. His teaching and scholarship have included issues related to children and the law, constitutional criminal procedure, federal rules of evidence, and devices for regulating the process of proof. He has published articles in law reviews on such matters as the hearsay rule; the Fourth Amendment and standing; and grand juries and the criminal contempt power. He previously served on the Iowa Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence. After law school, Professor Kuhns practiced law in California as a public interest attorney and taught at several other law schools. Before joining the faculty here, he earned an LL.M as well as an S.J.D.   

Representative Publications


  • Judge Thelton Henderson: Breaking New Ground, Twelve Table Press (2014)
  • Evidence: Text, Cases & Problems (with R. Allen & E. Swift), Aspen Law and Business (4th ed., 2006)
  • Constitutional Criminal Procedure (with R. Allen & W. Stuntz), Little, Brown and Co. (3d ed., 1995)