Robert (Bob) Kuehn

Associate Dean, Clinical Education; Professor of Law


B.A., Duke University
J.D., George Washington University
LL.M., Columbia University
M.P.H., Harvard University

Curriculum Vitae




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Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-5706
E-mail: rkuehn@wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 574
Legal Clinic - ABH, Room 111

Courses Taught

Legal Profession
Government Lawyering Externship
New York Regulatory & Business Externship


Associate Dean and Professor Robert R. Kuehn oversees the school’s highly-ranked Clinical Education Program. He focuses his teaching on environmental law, clinical legal education, and professional responsibility and has published extensively in law reviews on such topics as academic freedom, access to legal representation, environmental justice, environmental enforcement, environmental science, natural resources conservation, and professional responsibility. Immediate past president of the Clinical Legal Education Association, Professor Kuehn is an outspoken advocate for the importance of law school clinics operating in environments free of judicial and legislative interference. Before becoming a law professor, he clerked for the Hon. James C. Hill, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Hon. Sidney M. Aronovitz, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He then practiced law in Washington, D.C. in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). As a trial attorney for the DOJ, he brought enforcement actions on behalf of the U.S. EPA. Professor Kuehn also served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Office of the U.S. Attorney and has taught at several other law schools.

Representative Publications

Recent Articles and Essays

  • "Bias in Environmental Agency Decision Making," 45 Environmental Law 957 (2015) [SSRN]
  • "Measuring Clinical Legal Education's Employment Outcomes," 2015 Wisconsin Law Review 645 (2015) [SSRN]
  • The 2013-14 Survey of Applied Legal Education (with David A. Santacroce), Center for the Study of Applied Legal Education (2015) Article 
  • "Pricing Clinical Legal Education," 92 Denver University Law Review 1 (2014) [SSRN]
  • "The Status of Clinical Faculty in the Legal Academy: The Case for Unitary Tenure" (with Bryn L. Adamson, Calvin Pang, Bradford Colbert, & Kathy Hessler), 62 Journal of Legal Education 115 (2012)
  • "'Kneecapping' Academic Freedom" (with P. Joy), 96 Academe (2010) [view article] 
  • "Lawyering in the Academy: The Intersection of Academic Freedom and Professional Responsibility" (with P. Joy), 59 Journal of Legal Education 97 (2009)