American Politics, Public Law (Judicial Politics, Constitutional Law, Comparative Law & Courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, Law & Film, Law & Baseball), Historical Institutionalism, Qualitative Methodology
Zulauf Hall 405
Artemus Ward received his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University in 1999. Before joining the department, he worked as a staffer on the House Judiciary Committee in Washington, DC. His research focuses on institutional development and judicial decision making in the U.S. Supreme Court. Art is currently teaching constitutional law, judicial politics, law & film, law & baseball, intorduction to American politics, media & politics, American presidential elections, politics & film, a Washington DC seminar over spring break, and University 101 for incoming first-year students. He also periodically offers a course on comparative law and courts through NIU's study abroad pogram at Oriel College, Oxford University. His current research projects include an edited book on the U.S. Chief Justice with David Danelski, a judicial process textbook with Pam Corley and Wendy Martinek, and a book manuscript of Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court (with Pamela C. Corley and Amy Steigerwalt). Stanford University Press, 2013.
In Chambers: Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices (with Todd C. Peppers). University of Virginia Press, 2012.
"Extreme Dissensus: Explaining Plurality Decisions on the United States Supreme Court," Justice System Journal (with Pamela C. Corley, Udi Sommer, and Amy L. Steigerwalt), 2010.
"'Get a Life!': On Interviewing Law Clerks," Justice System Journal (with Stephen L. Wasby), 2010.
"'Good Old Number Three Club' Gets a New Member," Journal of Supreme Court History, 2008.
"Sorcerers' Apprentices: U.S. Supreme Court Law Clerks," Exploring Judicial Politics. Oxford Press, 2008.
"Lyndon Johnson and the Fall of the Warren Court," White House Studies Compendium, Vol. 2. Nova Science Publishers, 2007.
Sorcerers’ Apprentices: 100 Years of Law Clerks at the United States Supreme Court (with David Weiden). NYU Press, 2006
"How One Mistake Leads To Another: On the Importance of Verification/Replication," Political Analysis, 2004
Deciding To Leave: The Politics of Retirement from the United States Supreme Court. SUNY Press, 2003