John Szmer

Fretwell 435F

Faculty Web SIte

Select Publications

  • Bowie, Jennifer Barnes, Donald R. Songer, and John Szmer. 2014. The View from the Bench and Chambers: Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals. UVA Press Consititutionalism & Democracy series. 
  • Szmer, John, Robert K. Christensen, and Erin B. Kaheny. Forthcoming. "Gender, Race, and Dissensus on State Supreme Courts." Social Science Quarterly.


  • Judicial Behavior
  • Constitutional Law
  • Gender and Law
  • Quantitative Methods

Courses Taught

  • American Politics
  • Political Science Research Methods
  • Judicial Process
  • Civil Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Gender and Law
  • Quantitative Methods I (Public Policy Ph.D.)
  • Categorical Data Analysis (Public Policy Ph.D.)