Martin McKown

Martin McKown

Adjunct Professor
School of Law

Room 140, Legal Writing Center
Phone: 412-396-4986


Duquesne University Law School, 2015
BS Political Science, University of Texas at Tyler, 2009

Martin McKown is an adjunct professor for Duquesne University School of Law's nationally-ranked Legal Research and Writing Program. He teaches the rigorous first-year course in the School of Law's Evening Division, introducing these students to the legal system and the way attorneys research, analyze, and present legal positions. With a passion for helping students succeed, he is driven to apply effective teaching strategies that develop practice-ready graduates.

Known for his strong work ethic and collaborative style, McKown brings broad experience in law, business, and government to the legal classroom. A proud graduate of the School of Law, McKown held seats on the Duquesne Law Review and the Appellate Moot Court Board. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. He is also an alumnus of Leadership Pittsburgh, Inc.'s Leadership Development Initiative XXVI Class. Additionally, he received advanced training in higher education teaching and learning from Cornell University.

Fall 2020

Legal Research and Writing I

Spring 2021

Legal Research and Writing II



Martin McKown, Fifty Years of Katz: A Look Back-and Forward-at the Influence of Justice Harlan's Concurring Opinion on the Reasonable Expectation of Privacy, 85 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. Arguendo 140 (2017).

Martin McKown, From the Stocks, to Handcuffs, to Hollywood: An Analysis of Public Humiliation in Judge Judy's Syndi-court, 36 Hamline J. Pub. L. & Pol'y (2015).

Martin McKown, The New Drone State: Suggestions for Legislatures Seeking to Limit Drone Surveillance by Government and Nongovernment Controllers, 26 U. Fla J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 71 (2015).

Martin McKown, Unconstitutional Killing: The Deadly Dilemma Surrounding Oklahoma's Lethal Injection Secrecy Statute, 53 Duq. L. Rev. 611 (2015).