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Michael Hoeflich

Michael HoeflichKansas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
Elected to board: 1997
Elected to executive committee: 2000
President: 2002-2003

Michael Hoeflich earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Haverford College. He earned a juris doctorate from Yale Law School in 1979. He completed a Ph.D from Cambridge University in 2001. 

He taught at the University of Illinois from 1980 to 1988. In 1988 he became dean at Syracuse University College of Law. He was dean at the University of Kansas School of Law from 1994 to 2000. He has served as the John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas since 1997. He is a columnist for the Lawrence Journal World, and co-reporter for the Kansas Citizens Justice Initiative.

Hoeflich belongs to the American Historical Association, American Society of Legal History, and is a member of the Saltire Society (nominated for the Royal Historical Society). Hoeflich is interested in legal history. His wife is Karen Nordheden, assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Kansas.

Hoeflich was first elected to the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors in 1997. He joined the executive committee in 2000, and served as president in 2002.