John C. Kuzenski is faculty in business law specializing in the legal and regulatory environment of business and entrepreneurial ventures at Poole College of Management, North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is also on the faculty of the Jenkins MBA Program at Poole, teaching law and regulation of biotechnology and broader life sciences industries. He is a career social scientist with an interest in nongovernmental actors including businesses and political parties, and a second-career attorney with admissions to the Bars of North Carolina and the District of Columbia, in addition to several federal district courts, US Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Professor Kuzenski's research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary within a range of questions of law, politics, business, public policy and public administration and management. Prior to his appointment at NC State/Poole, Kuzenski served the political science departments of North Carolina Central University, The Citadel and Vanderbilt University, with adjunct appointments at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Government, NC State (political science), Louisiana State University and The University of Georgia. Among his more recent published works are co-authorship (with James F. Morgan) of the textbook Essentials and Elements of Business Law 5th/6th editions (BVT), and various journal and law review articles dealing with analyses of the public policy issues raised by statutes and common law principles in contemporary legal practice. He has also placed journal articles dealing with pedagogical, managerial and administrative issues in higher education. Prior to those works he was lead co-editor (with Robert P. Steed and Laurence Moreland) and contributed chapters to Eye of the Storm: The South and Congress in an Era of Change (Praeger) and, as lead co-editor with Charles S. Bullock III and Ronald Keith Gaddie, David Duke and the Politics of Race in the South (Vanderbilt). From 1996-2002, Kuzenski was co-director of the Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, the nation's largest scholarly conference on American subregional politics. Outside of academia, Kuzenski has served as general or retainer/consulting counsel for a number of national collegiate honor societies and other nonprofit organizations, a divisional Assistant Director and Agency Legal Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Revenue, and as a summer law clerk for judges at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. He is also a musician and BMI-registered songwriter. His legal research and practice interests are in the areas of constitutional appellate practice, higher education, nonprofit organizations, business organization and boards, and animal welfare. He is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
2023 journal article
Contemporary Business Law Courses: An Exploratory Study of Undergraduate Textbook Content and Pedagogical Planning
Journal of Legal Studies Education, 40(1), 119–140.
Essentials and Elements of Business Law (6th ed.)
In BVT Publishing (6th ed.). Redding, CA: BVT Publishing.
Essentials and elements of business law
(6th ed.). Redding, CA: BVT Publishing.
David Duke's Political Campaigns
In M. Jones (Ed.), Voting and Political Representation in America: Issues and Trends. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC CLIO.
Ed(s): M. Jones
Essentials and Elements of Business Law (5th ed.)
In BVT Publishing. Redding, CA: BVT Publishing.
2010 book review
The Price of Politics: Lessons From Kelo v. City of New London
[Review of The Price of Politics: Lessons From Kelo v. City of New London, by K. Scott]. American Review of Politics, 31, 152–155.
2009 journal article
Dilemmas of Redistricting in a Partial-Coverage VRA State: An Empirical Reconsideration of the North Carolina Supreme Court’s Stephenson Opinion
Widener Law Review, 197.
2008 journal article
The Paving Principle of Good Intentions? Calls for Reform of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act and the Private Game Theory Equilibrium Opposing Them
North Carolina Central Law Review, 168.
2007 journal article
Making Room at the Table: The Public Policy Dangers of Over-Reliance on Black-Letter Contract Terms in State Common Interest Community Law.
Appalachian Journal of Law, 35.
Eye of the Storm: The South and Congress in an Era of Change
In Praeger. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
The South and Congress at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
In M. Kuzenski & S. (Eds.), Eye of the Storm: The South and Congress in an Era of Change. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Ed(s): M. Kuzenski & Steed
The South and the 2000 Election: A Victory for Valence Issues
In R. P. Steed & L. W. Moreland (Eds.), The 2000 Presidential Election in the South. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Ed(s): R. Steed & L. Moreland
Remnants of Super Tuesday
American Review of Politics: Summer 1998 special issue from the 1998 Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics
(Vol. 19). Conway, Arkansas: University of Central Arkansas.
1998 journal article
V.O. Key and the Tests of Time: Southern Politics Fifty Years After Southern Politics
American Review of Politics, 19, 91–96.
Issues: The Spin From the South
In L. W. Moreland & R. P. Steed (Eds.), The 1996 Presidential Election in the South. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.
Ed(s): L. Moreland & R. Steed
South Carolina: The Heart of GOP Realignment in the South
In C. S. Bullock III & M. J. Rozell (Eds.), The New Politics of the Old South. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
Ed(s): C. Bullock & M. Rozell
1997 book review
The Rise of David Duke
[Review of The Rise of David Duke, by T. Bridges]. Gulf Coast Historical Quarterly, 12(Spring), 122–125.
1996 journal article
Racial and Economic Explanations for Republican Growth in the South
American Review of Politics, 17, 129–143.
In F. Magill & J. M. Bessette (Eds.), Survey of Social Science: Government and Politics (Vol. 2). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
Ed(s): F. Magill & J. Bessette
Louisiana's Nonpartisan Electoral System and David Duke: Precursory Notes
In David Duke and the Politics of Race in the South.
One Party Systems
In F. Magill & J. M. Bessette (Eds.), Survey of Social Science: Government and Politics (Vol. 3). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
Ed(s): F. Magill & J. Bessette
The Candidacy of David Duke as a Stimulus to Minority Voting
In C. S. Bullock, R. K. Gaddie, & J. C. Kuzenski (Eds.), David Duke and the Politics of Race in the South (pp. 99–114).
1992 book review
The President as Interpreter-In-Chief by Mary E. Stuckey
[Review of The President as Interpreter-in-Chief, by M. E. Stuckey]. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 22(4), 814–816.
1990 conference paper
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