A thorough examination of the U.S. Supreme Court in the American political system. Focusing on the Court as an institution-the set of norms, rules, and policymaking processes that lead to the Supreme Court's decisions-and how justices' decision-making processes critically determine substantive legal policy and the meaning of the U.S. Constitution.

Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular, Pass-Fail, Audit

Course Offerings

Spring 2019Instructor: Patrick C. WohlfarthView: Syllabus
Spring 2017Instructor: Patrick C. WohlfarthView: Syllabus