Eastern Michigan University
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David Klein

Professor & Department Head

klein 601A Pray-Harrold



Current Semester Courses

Winter 2018

PLSC 210 MW, 3:30-4:45, Pray Harrold 520 syllabus

Office Hours

M 2-3
R 11-12
& by appt.


Ph.D. (1996), Ohio State University

A.B., Government (1991) Georgetown University

curriculum vitae

Interests and Expertise

Selected Scholarly Activity

Influencing the Court: The Relationship Between Judicial Elections and Public Policy. (With Lawrence Baum and Matthew Streb. University of Virginia Press, 2017)

“Law in Judicial Decision Making.” in Lee Epstein and Stefanie Lindquist, eds. The Handbook of American Law and Judiciary. (Oxford University Press, 2017)

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)

“Consensus, Disorder, and Ideology on the Supreme Court.” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 9:129-48 (with Paul Edelman and Stefanie Lindquist, 2012)

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