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Paul Kens

Dr. BalanoffOffice:  UAC 371
Phone:  512.245.3260

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Northern Illinois University
J.D., Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Professor, Department of Political Science
Paul Kens is a professor in the Department of Political Science.  He received his B.A from Northern Illinois University, his J.D. from the University of Texas in 1971, and his Ph.D in Government from the University of Texas in 1987. He frequently writes on subjects involving legal history, constitutional history, and the history of law in the American West. His books include Lochner v. New York: Economic Regulation on Trial, Justice Stephen Field: Shaping Liberty from the Gold Rush to the Gilded Age, and The Supreme Court Under Chief Justice Morrison R. Waite 1874-1888 (forthcoming 2010).


Courses Taught

POSI 2310 (GOVT 2301) Principles of American Government

POSI 2320 (GOVT 2302) Functions of American Government

POSI 3310 Constitutional Law: Basic Structures and Principles

PS 3333 Constitutional Law: Individual Liberties

POSI 3349 The Evolution of the United States Constitution

PS 4333 Issues in Law and Public Policy

POSI 4349 Special Topics in Comparative Politics

PS 4399 Senior Seminar in Political Science

PS 5341 Seminar in Constitutional Law and Theory

PS 5335 Problems in American Politics