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219.7 sec. 1 - Judicial Decision Making (Spring 2011)
Instructor: Kevin Quinn (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Meeting Time: Tu 10:00-12:40
Meeting Location: 107
Course Start: January 11, 2011
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49516
An understanding of how judges decide cases is of fundamental importance for anyone seeking to appreciate how law evolves over time or how it is applied in particular instances. This course provides a detailed overview of the social scientific literature on judicial decision making. Topics covered include: theories of decision making, collegial courts, separation of powers models, judicial auditing, judicial selection, and the relationship between public opinion and judicial behavior.
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