Kenneth W. Graham, Jr.

Professor of Law Emeritus

  • A.B. University of Michigan, 1957
  • J.D. University of Michigan, 1962
  • UCLA Faculty Since 1963

Kenneth W. Graham, Jr. is Professor of Law Emeritus at the UCLA School of Law.  His scholarship focuses on the law of evidence and he has published twelve volumes of Federal Practice and Procedure: Evidence (with Wright, 1978-2001). Professor Graham was a 1987 recipient of the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award, and following retirement, he continued to teach two undergraduate classes: Evidence in Law, Science, History, and Journalism and Peace, Nonviolence, and the Law.

Professor Graham has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Michigan, Texas, and Southern California. He taught for many years at the National Judicial College in Reno, and he has also taught continuing legal education courses for UCLA Extension, the CEB, ALI-ABA, and the Oklahoma State Bar. He has worked in a large corporate law firm in Los Angeles and prosecuted cases in the office of the Ventura County District Attorney's office.  Additionally, Professor Graham has handled appeals in the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and the California Court of Appeals. For twenty years, he also wrote and produced the annual Law School Musical, performed by students, staff, and faculty.


  • Books
    • Federal Practice and Procedure: Evidence, Vol. 21-30A (with Charles Alan Wright). West Publishing (1978-2014).
    • Evidence. 2nd ed. Casenotes (1996). Prior edition: 1st, 1989.
    • Understanding Law School. Casenotes (1990).
  • Articles And Chapters
    • Justice and Other Crimes Evidence: The Smorgasbord Ploy, 85 Fordham Law Review 1627 (2017).
    • Diligent Dave-A Remembrance, 43 Loyola Los Angeles Law Review 735 (2010). Full Text
    • Confrontation Stories: Raleigh on the Mayflower, 3 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 209-21 (2005).
    • Response, 55 University of Miami Law Review 1101-17 (2001). Symposium:  Evidence of Innocence Offered by the Criminal Defendant:  “Not So Fast.”
    • What's the Matter with Evidence?, 25 Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 773-81 (1992). Symposium:  Does Evidence Law Matter?
    • State Adaptation of the Federal Rules: The Pros and Cons, 43 Oklahoma Law Review 293-314 (1990).
    • UCLA Law School's Faltering Commitment to the Latino Community: The New Admissions Process (with Cesar Chavez et al.), 9 Chicano Law Review 73-96 (1988).
    • Review Essay: "There'll Always Be England": The Instrumental Ideology of Evidence, 85 Michigan Law Review 1204-1234 (1987).
    • A Primer on Proof of “Other Crimes,”, 10 CACJ Forum 19-23 (1983).
    • Review Essay: The Persistence of Progressive Proceduralism, 61 Texas Law Review 929-48 (1983). Reviewing Discovery:  A Comparison Between English and American Civil Discovery Law with Reform Proposals, by Julius B. Levine.
    • The Politics of Federal Rulemaking: The Tangled History of Rule 410 of the Federal Rules of Evidence, 7 CACJ Forum 27-30 (1980).
    • The Right of Confrontation and the Hearsay Rule: Sir Walter Raleigh Loses Another One, 8 Criminal Law Bulletin 99-144 (1972).
    • The Preliminary Hearing in Los Angeles: Some Field Findings and Legal-Policy Observations, Part 1 (with Leon Letwin), 18 UCLA Law Review 636-757 (1971). Part 2, 18 UCLA Law Review 916-61 (1971).
    • The Right of Confrontation and Rules of Evidence: Sir Walter Raleigh Rides Again, 9 Alaska Law Journal 3-31 (1971).
    • The Right of Confrontation and Rules of Evidence: The Return of the Portuguese Gentleman, 9 Alaska Law Journal 3-17 (1971).
    • What is "Custodial Interrogation"?: California's Anticipatory Application of Miranda v. Arizona, 14 UCLA Law Review 59-134 (1966).