Law & Policy

Our faculty are experts in the empirical study of law and public policy, particularly in the areas of environmental law, international law, drug policy, and criminal justice.

Law & Policy Faculty

Laura Bakkensen

Laura Bakkensen

Assistant Professor

  • Environmental economics
  • Natural disaster policy
  • Risk and adaptation
Social Sciences 327
Elizabeth Baldwin

Elizabeth Baldwin

Assistant Professor

  • Environmental policy
  • Energy policy
  • Institutional analysis
Social Sciences 318A
Anne Boustead

Anne Boustead

Assistant Professor

  • Law and policy
  • Drug policy
  • Surveillance and privacy
Social Sciences 439B
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Jennifer Carlson

Associate Professor

  • Gun politics
  • Policing and public law enforcement
  • Politics of race and gender
Social Sciences 431
Jeff Kucik

Jeff Kucik

Associate Professor

  • International relations
  • Global trade and investment
  • International organizations
Social Sciences 439A
Michael Polakowski

Michael Polakowski

Associate Professor

  • Criminal justice policies
  • Crime statistics
  • Inequality
Social Sciences 329
Lisa Sanchez

Lisa Sanchez

Assistant Professor

  • Racial and ethnic politics
  • Legislative politics
  • Immigration policy
Social Sciences 318D
Edella Schlager

Edella Schlager

Professor

Director of SGPP

  • Institutional analysis
  • Multi-level governance
  • Water policy/politics
Social Sciences 317
Chad Westerland

Chad Westerland

Associate Professor

  • American politics
  • Law and courts
  • Methodology
Social Sciences 321