UMass Amherst Department of Political Science

Sheldon Goldman

Distinguished Professor of Political Science

Political Science Honors Coordinator
Thompson 236
Office Hours: Spring 2014 - Tue 2:30-3:45, Thurs 2:30-4:00, and by appointment
Email: sheldon.goldman@polsci.umass.edu
Phone: (413) 545-6179

My research interests include the politics of judicial selection and confirmation, the backgrounds and career paths of lower federal court judges,and the politics of constitutional law and civil liberties.

Interests:

My research interests include the politics of judicial selection and confirmation, the backgrounds and career paths of lower federal court judges,and the politics of constitutional law and civil liberties.

Education:
Ph.D., Harvard University

Courses Taught:
Civil Liberties; Constitutional Law; Politics, Law, and Judicial Behavior, Law and the Political Process

Current Projects:
Obama's lower court judiciary; ongoing judicial confirmation battles

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