Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor
Chair of the Political Science Department
Joseph F. Kobylka is an authority on constitutional law and politics, judicial decision making, and American political thought. His lecture series, “Cycles of American Political Thought,” was published by the Teaching Company, and he was a major contributor to the PBS series, The Supreme Court.
Kobylka is the author of The Politics of Obscenity (Greenwood, 1990), Public Interest Law: An Annotated Bibliography (Garland, 1992), and The Supreme Court and Legal Change: Abortion and the Death Penalty (University of North Carolina Press, 1992).
Kobylka has also won numerous teaching and service awards at SMU. He also annually sponsors student field trips to Washington, D.C., where they learn more about the Supreme Court and post blogs about their experiences.
- Politics of U. S. Supreme Court decisions
- Constitutional law and politics
- Judicial decision-making and politics
Joe Kobylka in the News