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                       Mondays 4:00-5:00 PM; Thursdays 3:00-4:00 PM;
                     email:                       Fridays 8:30-9:30 AM;
                     class webpage Canvas                         and by mutually agreeable appointment      

Fall Semester 2018

Introduction to American Government and Politics (PLSC 1320-003H)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30 - 1:50 PM,  204 Hyer Hall

American Constitutional Law  (PLSC 4335-001C, 002H)
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 9:30 - 10:50 AM,  204 Hyer Hall


Information Resources

News Coverage of the Supreme Court (and other things legal)
11 January 2018
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  11 January 2018)

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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