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Fall 2012
6355 Judicial Process and Behavior - TIEDE- 33215

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Credits: 3

Course Areas: Non-Law Courses 

Time: 1:00p-400p  M  Location: Political Science   Dept- TBA

Course Outline: The purpose of this course is to introduce graduate (and law) students to the complexities of judicial politics and behavior by focusing on social science research on law and courts. The course will provide the institutional and theoretical context for examining judicial behavior and the factors that influence judicial decision-making.

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Course Notes: Course taught by Lydia Brashear Tiede, UH Dept. of Political Science, for add'l information, contact professor at:   BOOK ORDER: -Murphy, Pritchett, Epstein, and Knight. 2006 (unless newer version). Courts, Judges and Politics, An Introduction to the Judicial Process.
-Segal and Spaeth. 2002. The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model Revisited. Cambridge Univ. Press
-Epstein and Knight. 1998. The Choices Justices Make. CQ Press.
-Hansford and Spriggs. 2006. The Politics of Precedent on the US Supreme Court.
-Ginsburg. 2003. Judicial Review in New Democracies. Cambridge.


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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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