Course Information: Fall 2022


POLS 4320 – Judicial Politics

An introduction to the scientific study of law, courts, and judicial processes. This course will examine the major controversies in the Political Science subfield of Law and Courts. Areas which may be covered include: judicial decision making, judicial selection, agenda-setting, and judicial implementation.

Syllabus: POLS 4320

POLS 4326 –International Law and the United States

This course discusses the role of international law within the United States and how it has changed over time through various political climates. It will include American case law related to international law as well as the role of the United States as a litigant in international dispute settlement. This class will employ methods that are both traditional (lecture-based) and non-traditional (such as projects, papers, and simulations) to enable students to explore and analyze judicial institutions and behavior.