Professor Knowles teaches Civil Procedure, Administrative Law, National Security Law, and Damages and Equities. His scholarship explores the historical origins and theoretical justifications for laws and institutions in the realm of national security and foreign affairs. His articles have been published in the Washington University Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, and the DePaul Law Review, among others. Professor Knowles graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University Law, where he served as the Coordinating Articles Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review and received the William Jennings Bryan and Adlai Stevenson Awards, respectively, for final round winner and best brief in the Julius Miner Moot Court Competition. Following law school, he clerked for Judge M. Margaret McKeown of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In practice, he represented clients in the areas of white collar criminal defense, asylum, complex commercial litigation, and employment arbitration at Covington & Burling in New York and Latham and Watkins in Chicago. Since 2004, he has represented 16 Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay in federal habeas litigation.