Mark Hurwitz

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Mark Hurwitz
Professor of Political Science
(269) 387-5372
(269) 387-4930
3434 Friedmann Hall, Mail Stop 5346
Mailing address: 
Department of Political Science
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-2546 USA
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Michigan State University
  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1987
Teaching interests: 
  • Analysis of political choices and behavior
  • Civil liberties
  • Constitutional law
  • Judicial process and behavior
Research interests: 
  • Judicial behavior
  • Judicial politics
  • Law and courts

Dr. Mark S. Hurwitz focuses his research on judicial politics in federal and state courts, judicial behavior, judicial selection and diversity.  His research has been published in journals including American Political Science Review, Judicature, Justice System Journal, Law & Policy, Political Research Quarterly, Review of Policy Research and State Politics & Policy Quarterly, among others. He is the editor-in-chief of Justice System Journal. Hurwitz previously taught at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and University of Utah and he practiced law in New York City for a number of years before earning his Ph.D. in political science.