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Apsa Law and Courts Section

The Law and Courts Section, one of the organized groups within the American Political Science Association (APSA), includes political scientists whose research and teaching interests center on law, courts, legal actors and processes, constitutional theory, law and society, and comparative legal studies. The Section conducts its business during the annual APSA meetings and regularly publishes a newsletter with short articles and commentary, produces an extensive online book review with international circulation, and operates a lively Listserv of daily conversations among political scientists and constitutional law professors in the United States and abroad.

With the growth it experienced in the late 1970s, the APSA decided to create organized sections to consolidate subfields and encourage communication among political scientists with common interests. The Law and Courts Section ...

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