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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Oct 17, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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PL 211 - Courts, Politics, and Judicial Process in the United States


Credits: 3
A survey of the role of courts in contemporary American politics and society. Students will explore the organization and functions of state and federal courts and their relation to other political institutions and to society generally. Topics will include the decision-making processes of judges, attorneys, and litigants in various judicial settings, the role and impact of courts as policymakers, the selection and recruitment of judicial personnel, access to judicial power, courts and the media, and contemporary trends in litigation.
Prerequisites: GO 101 or permission of insturctor.
Note(s): (Fulfills social sciences requirement.)



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