2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

POL 420 Senior Seminar in Law, Courts and Politics

3 hours 

This course will provide senior-level students with an intensive examination of the key concepts, methods, issues and debates regarding the dynamic relationships between law, courts and politics. Particular emphasis will be placed on certain major contemporary issues that include internal and external influences on judicial decision-making, the politics of judicial innovations and reform, and the politics of law and social movements. Students will produce a well-written and -researched paper, engaging in a major contemporary debate in law, courts and politics.




ENG 201, and POL 101 or GOV 101, POL 225, and senior standing or permission of the instructor