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Legal journal taps Hurwitz as editor

March 27, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Mark Hurwitz, assistant professor of political science at Western Michigan University, has been named legal notes editor for the Justice System Journal.

The journal is sponsored by the National Center for State Courts and publishes social science research on courts and court administration. In his new editor post, Hurwitz will be responsible for contributing articles on contemporary judicial topics and overseeing the editing process for journal submissions.

A WMU faculty member since 2005, Hurwitz conducts research on judicial politics and behavior, a research area at the intersection of law and politics. He has written numerous articles for political science and law journals.

Among his recently published articles a piece for Law & Policy that demonstrates how the Supreme Court's agenda both influences and is shaped by litigation in the lower federal courts.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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