Quinton D. Lucas

Lecturer of Law
Primary office:
502 Green Hall

Quinton Lucas joined the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Law in 2012. Since joining the faculty, he has spoken throughout the country on topics concerning contract law and government regulation of business enterprises, particularly in the financial services industry. He primarily teaches in the subject areas of contracts, securities regulation and federal administrative law.  
In addition to his teaching and scholarship, Lucas is active in government service as a member of the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri, where he serves on committees overseeing the city’s planning and economic development priorities and transportation and infrastructure investments.  
Prior to entering academia, Lucas was in private practice focused on commercial disputes and government investigations of financial fraud. He has also volunteered with prison authorities in New York and Kansas, teaching courses on constitutional law in prison facilities.  
Lucas earned a J.D. at Cornell University and an A.B. from Washington University. Upon graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Duane Benton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.  

Courses Taught:
  • Administrative Law
  • Contracts
  • Securities Regulation


J.D., Cornell, 2009; A.B., Washington University in St. Louis, 2006.


Administrative Law, Contracts, Securities Regulation

Research Interests

Corporate and financial governance and regulation; corporate criminal liability and sentencing; contracts; and conflict of laws.


Missouri, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, United States District Court for the District of Kansas, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Career History

Law Clerk, The Hon. Duane Benton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, 2009-2010; Commercial Litigation Associate, Rouse Hendricks German May, Kansas City, Mo., 2010-2012; Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Kansas School of Law, 2012-present.


American Bar Association, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance