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Visiting Scholar

Nancy Maveety

LAPA Visiting Scholar, 2005-2006
Tulane University, Department of Political Science

316 Norman Mayer Hall, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118
phone: 504-862-8300; fax: 504-862-8745

While at LAPA
Nancy Maveety is a former chair of the political science department at Tulane University. She visited us as a WWS-LAPA-Katrina fellow. She is the author of Representation Rights and the Burger Years (Michigan, 1991) and Sandra Day O'Connor: Strategist on the Supreme Court (Rowman Littlefield, 1996). She is also the editor of The Pioneers of Judicial Behavior (Michigan, 2003), which is on the public law generals exam list in the politics department at Princeton. She is presently working on a book on the Rehnquist Court with a National Science Foundation grant to review the Blackmun papers. Maveety was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Estonia in 2001 which resulted in the article, "Constrained: Constitutional Courts as Conduits for Democratic Consolidation" in the Law and Society Review (June 2004). In addition to her non-fiction writing, she is also the author of a presciently titled novel called The Stagnant Pool: Scholars Below Sea Level, (University Press of the South, 2000).

Life after LAPA: 

Nancy Maveety is Professor of Political Science at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and writes on judicial decision making and the U.S. Supreme Court. Current work includes a collaborative book project on the history and development of concurring behavior and opinion-writing on the Supreme Court, and the cataloguing (and mining) of the scholarly papers of Beverly Blair Cook for the Newcomb College Institute Archives. During 2007-2008, Prof. Maveety was a Fulbright lecturer and visiting scholar to the People's Republic of China. She continues her interest in comparative court studies with a new book project outlining comparative approaches to judicial process, which will be her first foray into textbook-writing. 

Prof. Maveety was a LAPA “Katrina fellow” in Fall 2005, returning to her life in New Orleans and the reopening of Tulane University in January 2006. As a native New Jersey-ite who had never before visited Princeton (the campus or the town), she cherishes many fond memories of her time spent with her wonderfully supportive colleagues at LAPA--and of those sublime concerts held in the Princeton University chapel. Such acoustics!


Queen's Court: Judicial Power in the Rehnquist Era (2008, University of Kansas Press)

“Difference in Judicial Discourse,” “Gender and Judging” Critical Perspectives Symposium, Politics and Gender (S. Kenney, symposium editor)(forthcoming 2010)

“Beginning to Write Separately: the Origins and Development of Concurring Judicial Opinions,”  (with Charles Turner and Lori Beth Way), Journal of Supreme Court History 35: 2 (2010).

“The Rise of the Choral Court: Use of Concurrence in the Burger and Rehnquist Courts” (with Charles C. Turner and Lori Beth Way) Political Research Quarterly (January 2009)

“Low Risk and Big Ambition: the Politics of George W. Bush’s Judicial Appointments,” in Ambition and Division: the Presidency of George W. Bush (Steven E. Schier, ed.) (Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2nd ed. 2009)

“Comparative Judicial Studies,” in Exploring Judicial Politics (Mark Miller, ed.)(Oxford University Press, 2008)