Department of Comparative Politics

Lee Epstein in Bergen for rule of law seminar

Lee Epstein visited the University of Bergen this week for a seminar on rule of law organized by the Department of Comparative Politics and the Faculty of Law.

Lee Epstein and Bill Shaffer with PhD-students who presented research at the workshop

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The program included a workshop on Monday, where PhD students from political science and law presented their research on topics relating to courts, laws and rights. In addition, Epstein held a lecture with the title “Courts and Public Opinion” at the Faculty of Law on Tuesday.

Professor Lee Epstein is one of the world’s leading judicial scholars. Her research and teaching has focused on legal institutions and judicial behavior.

Lee Epstein is the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis. She also teaches law at the University of Chicago. In addition, Epstein is a Principal Investigator of U.S. Supreme Court Database project.

Bill Shaffer, Professor Emeritus at Purdue University in Indiana, has also been visiting the University of Bergen for the seminar on rule of law. Shaffer is a political scientist and specializes in political parties and behavior.