Judicial Process and Politics|
How do courts in the United States work? What is the function of law and courts in both the American political system and the daily lives of people with legal problems? Are courts, which are governed by different processes and rules, producing varied outcomes? These questions will drive our examination of legal systems in America, which will include both federal and state systems. We will consider the factors that influence the decisions of judges--including law, politics, and ideology. We will also interrogate the scope of judicial power. In this class, students will develop a deeper knowledge of law and legal systems in the United States, engage with concepts relevant to the study of judicial politics, and develop independent research ideas relevant to this field.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-American)(HRAD-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Mix of scholarly and popular readings. Stern book is required. Judicial Process in America is recommended for those with little to no background on the courts and/or those who would like a review textbook. Check bookstore website for more information.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm and final examinations, short reaction papers, research paper
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
|Instructor(s): Mark,Alyx Times: .M.W... 01:20PM-02:40PM; Location: BOGH110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 6||FR: X|
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