Civility Program Speaker: Daniel Kiel

Associate Professor, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

A native Memphian, Daniel Kiel is a law professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. His research focuses on reforms aimed at confronting disparities in educational opportunities, particularly for minority students. His writing has been featured in several national law journals as well as in local and national periodicals, including The Washington Post and USA Today.

In addition to his writing, Kiel directed “The Memphis 13,” a documentary sharing the stories of the first 13 students to desegregate the Memphis City Schools in 1961. The movie has been screened nationally and earned Kiel the Farris Bobango Faculty Scholarship Prize for 2011-2012.

Kiel holds an undergraduate in history from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He worked as a litigator for several years before joining the law school faculty.

Kiel was appointed to the Shelby County Transition Planning Commission in 2011.

 

 

Daniel Kiel

Daniel Kiel