Kenney F. Hegland

James E. Rogers Professor Emeritus of Law

In the early 70's, with Prof. Andy Silverman, started one of the first law school high school teaching programs. Now known as one of the founders of the "law related teaching" movement.

Writer, director, and producer, with Prof. Andy Silverman, of eight legal videos for high school students exploring such topics as drunk driving, domestic violence, drug use, and criminal trials.

SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer (2012) (co-author, with Paul D. Bennett).
  • Introduction to the Study and Practice of Law in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2008).
  • Trial and Clinical Skills in a Nutshell (4th ed. 2005).
  • Alive and Kicking:  Legal Advice for Boomers (2007) (co-author, with Robert Fleming).
  • If Stephen King Discovers Cujo, Can Judges Discover Law?, 27 Legal Stud. F. 97 (2003).
  • Drunk Driving:  The Party's Over (United Learning 1998) (with Andy Silverman) (videotape).
  • Quibbles, 67 Tex. L. Rev. 1491 (1989).
  • Complete list of publications


  • LL.M. Harvard Law School
    Fellow, Law and Humanities Program
  • LL.B. University of California, Berkeley
    Law Review and Order of the Coif
  • A.B. Stanford

Work Experience

  • Professor of Law
    University of Arizona College of Law
    1971 - present
  • Visiting Professor
    USD London Program
  • Acting Dean
    University of Arizona College of Law,
    1988 - 1989
  • Associate Dean
    University of Arizona College of Law,
    1986 - 1988
  • Visiting Professor
  • Visiting Professor
    1976 - 1977

Public & Institutional Service

  • President, Board of Directors, Southern Arizona Legal Aid
    1995 - 1998
  • Executive Board, Tucson AIDS Project
    1992 - 1995
  • Director, Juvenile Teaching Program since 2000
    These videos have be seen and discussed by over 400,000 students and are now distributed by the Discovery Channel.