Dr. James J. Magee

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Dr. James J. Magee

Judge Hugh M. Morris Professor
Political Science and International Relations
302 Smith Hall
Phone: (302) 831-6864

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James Magee, PhD (University of Virginia, 1975) joined the Department in 1976 and specializes in American constitutional law and the United States Supreme Court. Professor Magee has received three times the University's Excellence in Teaching Award and twice the University's Excellence in Advising and Mentoring Award. He teaches courses in US constitutional law, judicial process, American politics and directs a UD study abroad program in Italy. In 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010, he served as Academic Director of the Middle East Partnership Initiative student leadership program hosted at the University through a grant from the U.S. Department of State. Author of Freedom of Expression (2002) and Mr. Justice Black (1982), he is currently conducting research on the jurisprudence of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. From 2002 until 2007, he served as Chair of the Department. Professor Magee is on sabbatical leave Fall 2013.

Recent Publications:

Review Essay 'Politics, Judicial Review, and the Separation of Powers,' Journal of Legislative Studies (June 2007).

'Evolving Boundaries of Freedom of Speech and Press,' Muslim Public Affairs Journal (April 2006).

'Public Displays of Religious Symbols,' in Otis H. Stephens, John M. Scheb, and Kara E. Stooksbury, eds., Encyclopedia of American Civil Rights and Liberties.Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Freedom of Expression. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.

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