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Artemus WardArtemus Ward

American Politics and Public Law

Zulauf Hall 405
(815) 753-7041

Curriculum Vitae

Overview of Scholarly Activity

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, introduction to American politics, media & politics, American presidential elections, politics & film, politics & popular music, and a Washington DC seminar over spring break. He also periodically offers courses through NIU's study abroad pogram at Oriel College, Oxford University. His current research projects include a study on judicial minimalism on the Roberts Court with Mitch Pickerill, an edited book on the U.S. Chief Justice with David Danelski, and a judicial process textbook with Pam Corley and Wendy Martinek.

Selected Publications

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.

Sorcerers’ Apprentices: 100 Years of Law Clerks at the United States Supreme Court (with David Weiden). NYU Press, 2006

Deciding To Leave: The Politics of Retirement from the United States Supreme Court. SUNY Press, 2003