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About Kit Kinports

Professor Kinports is a leading scholar of feminist jurisprudence, criminal law and federalism and an award-winning classroom teacher. Professor Kinports is a former clerk for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court. Before entering the teaching profession, she practiced law with Ennis, Friedman, Bersoff & Ewing in Washington, D.C. for several years.

Her recent work includes an article entitled “Rosemond, Mens Rea, and the Elements of Complicity” forthcoming in the San Diego Law Review, a piece analyzing the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on probable cause and reasonable suspicion that will appear in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, and an article published in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal entitled “Culpability, Deterrence, and the Exclusionary Rule.”


2007 - Present Polisher Family Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Penn State Law

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  • Supreme Court Seminar
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Criminal Law

Recent Works (2)

Criminal Procedure (9)

Fourth Amendment (5)

Domestic Violence (3)

Qualified Immunity (6)