Eastern Michigan University
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David Klein

Professor & Department Head

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Current Semester Courses

Winter 2019

PLSC 385 MW, 3:30-4:45, Pray Harrold 421 Syllabus [PDF]

Office Hours

M 1:30-3 & by appointment


Ph.D. (1996), Ohio State University

A.B., Government (1991) Georgetown University

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Interests and Expertise

Selected Scholarly Activity

The Battle for the Court: Interest Groups, 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 U.S. Judicial Behavior (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)