Kunal Parker

Professor of Law & Dean's Distinguished Scholar

Ph.D. 2007, Princeton University
M.A. 2003, Princeton University
J.D. 1994, Harvard Law School
B.A. 1990, Harvard University

Phone: (305)284-9788
Office: G384

Kunal Parker is a Professor and Dean's Distinguished Scholar with a PhD in History from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. from Harvard University.

Kunal Parker has recently completed Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015).  His first book, Common Law, History, and Democracy in America, 1790 - 1900: Legal Thought Before Modernism was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. 

Professor Parker's teaching areas and interests include American Legal History, Estates and Trusts, Immigration and Nationality Law, and Property.


Everything Is Contingent: A Comment on Bob Gordon's Taming the Past, 70 Stan. L. Rev. 1653 (2018).

The Transformation of The Common Law: Modernism, History, and the Turn To Process, Oxford Handbook of Legal History, with Markus Dubber, Christopher Tomlins, (2018).

Writing Legal History Then and Now: A Brief Reflection, 56 Am. J. Legal Hist. 168 (2016).

Making Foreigners: Immigration and Citizenship Law in America, Cambridge University Press, 1600-2000 (2015).

How Law Should Avoid Mistakes: Alexander Bickel’s Modernist Jurisprudence of Mood in Austin Sarat, LAW’S MISTAKES University of Massachusetts Press (2015).

 Media Appearances

Professor Kunal Parker discusses immigration enforcement on CCTV NEWS, the English language news channel of China Central Television (CCTV). 2015

Phone: (305)284-9788
Office: G384
Faculty Assistant

Gonzalez, Ana

Phone: (305) 284-2052
Office: G387