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Linus B Kafka

Linus Kafka serves as the Assistant Director of the Bachelor of Law and Master of Legal Studies Programs at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. Dr. Kafka mentors students seeking career opportunities, internships, and career advice, and fosters community connections that promote employment for graduates. In addition to teaching property law at the BA and MLS program, he also holds an appointment as a Professor of Practice at the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture, where he teaches urban planning law and real estate development law. As an attorney, Dr. Kafka specialized in land use law and local government law, and practiced juvenile law and workers’ compensation law. After earning his JD, Dr. Kafka served as a clerk to Judge Mike Quigley and later as a Deputy Pima County Attorney and as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Tucson, where he specialized in land use law. He became the Zoning Examiner for Tucson, hearing land use cases, worked in city management, and later practiced as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona and in private practice. In addition, Dr. Kafka earned his PhD in history, with a focus on American intellectual and urban history. His research has focused on the influence elite world travelers have had on American arts and culture during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with special attention to developments in physical space and the built environment. He has been awarded fellowships from UCLA, the Huntington Library, and the Massachusetts Historical Society, and has interned with the Department of Justice Consumer Litigation Division and the National Archives Architectural and Cartographic Division. He has taught history and law at the undergraduate and graduate level at UCLA, UC Irvine, Eastern Kentucky University, and the University of Arizona. His law degree is from the University of Arizona and he also holds a BA from Rutgers University, an MA from New York University, and a PhD from UCLA.