Kevin Lyles

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Washington University—St. Louis 1991

Fields of Interest:
American Government: Constitutional Law, Judicial Process, African-American Legal History, Gender and Law. 

Selected Publications:
Taking on the System: The Jurisprudence of Thurgood Marshall.Kevin Lyles and Lucius J. Barker, Stanford University Press, forthcoming Fall 2012.

Civil Liberties and the Constitution: Cases and Commentaries, Vol. II. (9th edition). Lucius J. Barker, Twiley W. Barker, Michael Combs, Kevin Lyles, and H.W. Perry, Prentice-Hall, 2011.

"A critical Review of American Political Institutions: Reading Race into the Constitutional "Silence" on Race." Kevin L. Lyles, Katherine Tate and Lucius J. Barker, in African-American Perspectives in Political Science. Ed. Wilbur C. Rich. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2007, pp. 364-397.

The Gatekeepers: Federal District Courts in the Political Process.New York: Praeger, 1997.

"Presidential Expectations and Judicial Performance Revisited: Law and Politics in the Federal District Courts, 1960-1992." Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. XXVI, No. 2, Spring 1996, pp. 447-472.

Kevin Lyles. "The Bork Nomination and Black America," Chapter 6 inBlack Americans and the Political System. Lucius Barker and Mack Jones Eds. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 3rd ed., 1994, pp. 131-172.

Current Research Areas:

African-American Legal History: Cases and Commentary (forthcoming, 2013).

Constitutional Law: The Federal System, Cases and Commentaries, Vol. I. Kevin Lyles with Michael Combs and H.W. Perry. A companion volume with the forthcoming 10th edition ofCivil Liberties and the Constitution, Vol. II. Prentice-Hall (forthcoming, 2014).

Kevin Lyles

Contact Information

Office: 1102A BSB, MC 276
Office Phone: (312) 996-3105
Fax: (312) 413-0440