Joseph F. Kobylka

Department of Political Science
Southern Methodist University
209 Carr Collins Hall
3300 University Avenue
Dallas, TX  75275

                  Office Phone:        214.768.2525                     Office Hours:
                     fax number:        214.768.3469                       Monday, 4:30-5:30 PM; Tuesday, 9:00-100 AM;
                     email:                       Friday, 9:00-10:00 AM; and by mutually agreeable appointment
                     class webpage   Blackboard                                

Fall Semester 2015

Honors Introduction to American Government and Politics (PLSC 1320-002H)
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2:00 - 3:20 PM, 155 Fondren Science

American Constitutional Law (4335-001)
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM, 306 Florence Hall


Information Resources

News Coverage of the Supreme Court (and other things legal)
updated 2 September 2015

The Supreme Court of the United States of America

General Information vis the Supreme Court (and things legal)

For you law norks: U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT law school rankings

Tips from former students on using your SMU education to prepare for law school (updated  7 January 2015)

Good Things for Good Students -- and Those Who Want to Be -- to Think About (and Act On)

Constitutionally, Judicially, Politically, and Intellectually Compelling Diversions



The Political Science Symposium


Pi Sigma Alpha - Zeta Chapter


Bank of Classes Taught

Introduction to American Government and Politics (PLSC 1320-002)Introduction to American Government and Politics (Hilltop Scholars) (PLSC 1320)
Introduction to American Government and Politics (Honors) (PLSC 1320H)
American Political Thought (PLSC 3363-001)
American Political Thought (PLSC 3363-001 - summer)
Law, Politics, and the Supreme Court (PLSC 3330)
Law, Politics, and the Supreme Court (PLSC 3330 - Summer)
Law, Politics, and the Supreme Court (Ritcher Seminar) (PLSC 3330)
American Constitutional Law (PLSC 4335)
Constitutional Law of Civil Liberties (PLSC 4336)
The Constitutional Law of Civil Rights  (PLSC 4337)
The Constitutional Law of the Criminal Process (PLSC 4338)

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