Political Science | Judicial Politics
Y320 | 9713 | Braman


In this class we will be examine at the American judicial system.
We will study the foundations of law and the many assumptions behind
conceptions of judicial authority.  We will delve into federal and
state court organization, the selection of judges and the role of
other players in the legal system.  We will cover civil and criminal
trial procedure as well as the various factors that influence
judges’ decision-making.  Students should come away with a better
understanding of how our court system operates and the philosophy
underlying specific legal practices.