Charles N.W. Keckler is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Pennsylvania State University. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan and his writings include articles published in the Hastings Law Journal and Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy.
Professor Keckler was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he worked on regulatory matters and on improving federal human services programs for a variety of disadvantaged populations. Prior to his government service, Professor Keckler taught Civil Procedure and Comparative Law at George Mason University School of Law, and he began his academic career as a lecturer at Northwestern Law School. He practiced as an appellate and trial litigator with Mayer Brown in Chicago, and is a member of the bars of Illinois and the District of Columbia, as well as of the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Circuits. Immediately after graduating law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Danny J. Boggs on the Sixth Circuit.
Before going to law school, Professor Keckler taught and did research in the field of anthropology, including as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. He is member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif.