Eastern Michigan University
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David Klein

Professor & Department Head

klein 601A Pray-Harrold



Current Semester Courses

Fall 2017

PLSC 317 TR, 2:00-3:15, Pray Harrold 419 syllabus

Office Hours
T 12:00-1:45
& by appt.


Ph.D. (1996), Ohio State University

A.B., Government (1991) Georgetown University

curriculum vitae

Interests and Expertise

Selected Scholarly Activity

American Courts Explained: A Detailed Introduction to the Legal Process Using Real Cases. (With Gregory Mitchell. West Academic Publishing, 2016.)

“The Vanishing Common Law Judge?” University of Pennsylvania Law Review. (With Neal Devins, 2016).

“Law in Judicial Decision Making.” in Lee Epstein and Stefanie Lindquist, eds. The Handbook of American Law and Judiciary. Oxford University Press (Forthcoming, 2015).

“The Normative Element of Legitimacy.”  In Brandon Bartels and Chris W. Bonneau, eds. Making Law and Courts Research Relevant: The Normative Implications of Empirical Research. Routledge (2014).

Making Law in the United States Courts of Appeals.  Cambridge University Press (2002).