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Department ofPolitical Science

Terri Peretti


Terri Peretti


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Education: Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1990; M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1982; B.G.S. University of Kansas, 1978

Terri Peretti teaches constitutional law, judicial politics, and U.S. Politics. Her current research focuses on the role of partisanship in judicial decision making in the field of election law and voting rights. She is the author of Partisan Supremacy: How the GOP Enlisted Courts to Rig America's Election Rules (University Press of Kansas, 2020), In Defense of a Political Court (Princeton University Press, 1999), and numerous articles on election law, the selection and retirement of Supreme Court justices, the Fourteenth Amendment, and judicial independence. Dr. Peretti serves as a Pre-Law Advisor. 

  • The Constitution and Equality
  • Law and Politics in the U.S.
  • Constitutional Theory, Constitutional Politics
  • Introduction to U.S. Politics
  • “Democracy-Assisting Judicial Review and the Challenge of Partisan Polarization.” Utah Law Review 2014 (2014): 843-866.
  • “Gerrymandering from the Bench? The Electoral Consequences of Judicial Redistricting” (with James B. Cottrill), Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy 12 (2013): 261-276.
  • "Constructing the State Action Doctrine, 1940-1990," Law & Social Inquiry, 35 (2010): 273-310.
  • "Where Have All the Politicians Gone? Recruiting for the Modern Supreme Court," Judicature 91 (2007): 112-22.
  • In Defense of a Political Court (Princeton University Press, 1999).