Chad Westerland is Associate Professor of Political Science in the School of Government and Public Policy. His research interests are judicial politics, American politics, and political methodology. His work has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. He also has received a National Science Foundation grant for his work on immigration law. Professor Westerland teaches undergraduate courses on American Constitutional Law, Law and Social Change, and Judicial Process and graduate courses on American politics and statistical methodology.