Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis

Managing Editor

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Kevin Davis was named managing editor in 2018. He joined the ABA Journal staff as an assistant managing editor in 2015 after working as a freelance writer and newspaper reporter. He is the author of the nonfiction books The Wrong Man, Defending the Damned and The Brain Defense. Davis earned a BS in journalism from the University of Illinois and an MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University. He has taught nonfiction writing at the University of Chicago School of Continuing and Professional Studies and at Loyola University Chicago.

Recent Articles

‘Death by Cop’: A judge joins the brother of a Black man killed by police to promote racial healing
Oct 26, 2020, 09:16 am CDT

Millions have been invested in the emerging field of neurolaw. Where is it leading?
Jun 1, 2020, 12:05 am CDT

Fighting for compensation in a state that offers no relief to the wrongfully convicted
Apr 27, 2020, 03:42 pm CDT

New podcast from ‘Making a Murderer’ lawyers sheds light on false confessions
Feb 19, 2020, 02:22 pm CST

From feeling shame to inspiring hope, Steve Price was just getting started
Nov 26, 2019, 01:30 pm CST

Formerly incarcerated people are building their own businesses and giving others second chances
Jul 1, 2019, 12:30 am CDT

Civil rights commission calls to end ‘invisible’ punishments for those with criminal convictions
Jun 14, 2019, 06:30 am CDT

ABA offers opportunities and resources to address collateral consequences
May 1, 2019, 07:00 am CDT

Chicago nonprofit helps formerly incarcerated people find work and self-worth
May 1, 2019, 12:15 am CDT

Ending mass incarceration won’t succeed without giving people a second chance
May 1, 2019, 12:15 am CDT

Would Pope’s rejection of death penalty have changed Scalia’s opinion?
Oct 1, 2018, 12:35 am CDT

Bryan Stevenson calls on lawyers to get uncomfortable and deepen commitment to justice
Aug 4, 2018, 09:13 pm CDT

This year’s Supreme Court blockbusters were politically charged: ‘We’re in a more partisan time’
Aug 3, 2018, 07:00 pm CDT

Would Scalia have shifted on death penalty if he’d heard pope’s decree? Maybe, Chicago cardinal says
Aug 3, 2018, 04:04 pm CDT

25 more great movies: honorable mentions
Aug 1, 2018, 12:20 am CDT

The 25 greatest legal movies
Aug 1, 2018, 12:09 am CDT

Wrongly convicted as a teen, now he helps those like himself
Jul 1, 2018, 12:25 am CDT

The Chicago police legacy of extracting false confessions is costing the city millions
Jul 1, 2018, 12:15 am CDT

Fordham A2J initiative gets students inside infamous Rikers Island
Mar 5, 2018, 07:00 am CST

The Brain Defense: Vets with head trauma, stress find mercy in court
Mar 1, 2017, 11:20 am CST

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