Margaret Kwoka

Margaret Kwoka is the Lawrence Herman Professor in Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. She teaches civil procedure, federal courts, administrative law, and a workshop on privacy and transparency.   

Kwoka’s research interests center on information law, government secrecy, and the administrative law on transparency. Her articles have appeared or will appear in the Yale Law Journal, Duke Law Journal, Georgetown Law Journal, and Boston University Law Review, among others, and her recent book, Saving the Freedom of Information Act, was published by Cambridge University Press. She has testified before Congress on government transparency and served on the Federal FOIA Advisory Committee at the National Archives and Records Administration.  

Prior to joining the Moritz faculty, Kwoka was a professor of law and director of the Information Transparency Project at the University of Denver. She also practiced as an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group, a public interest law firm in Washington, D.C., where she focused on government transparency litigation in federal court. 

In the 2022-2023 academic year, Kwoka completed research on independent oversight of transparency laws in México under a Fulbright-García Robles grant.