University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Kimberly Kirkland

Adjunct Professor, Professional Responsibility, Employment Law

(603) 513-5102 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Professor Kirkland teaches a variety of courses including Civil Procedure, Employment Law, Ethics, Morals and the Law and Professional Responsibility and the Legal Profession.

About teaching, she says: “My job is to help students develop and gain confidence in their lawyering skills and judgment. I love seeing students who were full of trepidation in my class on their first day of law school, leave here capable and excited about their futures as client counselors, advocates and professionals.”

Before coming to the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Professor Kirkland spent ten years litigating civil disputes including: employment, commercial and professional liability cases. She also counseled corporate clients on employment issues. She practiced at Goulston & Storrs in Boston and Upton, Sanders & Smith in New Hampshire.

The primary focus of Professor Kirkland’s research is the legal profession lawyers’ ethics in practice.  She is the author of:

Upcoming and recent presentations

Professor Kirkland speaks regularly about her research at conferences nationally and internationally.

  • Teaching Integrity, May 3, 2011 Evaluating Lawyers’ Ethics Roundtable at the Australian National University College of Law, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  • The Ethical and Moral Consciousness of Corporate Litigators, May 6, 2011, Staff Seminar, the Australian National University College of Law, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  • Ethical Worldviews of Large Firm Lawyers in the United States, May 12, 2011 Staff Seminar, Monash University Law, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.
  • Self Deception as an Impediment to Ethical Decision-making: Can we train Law Students and Lawyers to avoid Self Deception? May 12, 2011 Legal Ethics Network, hosted by Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.
  • The Ethics of Constructing Truth, the Job of the Corporate Litigator, July 16, 2010 Fourth International Legal Ethics Conference Stanford University, Palo Alto California.
  • The Ethical Consciousness of the Corporate Litigator, May 28, 2010, Annual Meeting of The Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association in Chicago Illinois.
  • The Corporate Litigator, April 23, 2010 Lawyers in Practice Conference, Baldy Center SUNY Buffalo

On August 20, 2009, Professor Kirkland was interviewed on the Socrates Exchange on New Hampshire Public Radio. Listen

Professor Kirkland was elected “Teacher of the Year” by the student body in 2002.