Judicial Process and Behavior

This course will introduce you to the American legal system, the study of judicial behavior, and how these things fit into American politics. We will cover some background knowledge on the structure of and procedure in American courts, the non-policy-making functions of American courts, what role American courts play in policy making, and how political scientists model judicial behavior and what we have learned about how judges make decisions.

Taught at the University of Texas at Austin in Spring 2023. You can find the syllabus here.

JBrandon Duck-Mayr
JBrandon Duck-Mayr
Assistant Professor of Government

I research American political institutions, with a particular focus on judicial decision making and the role of law in judicial politics.