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Terri Peretti

Terri Peretti
Terri Peretti

Professor

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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 judicial decision making in the election law and voting rights field. She is the author of In Defense of a Political Court (Princeton University Press 1999) and a number of articles on judicial independence, the selection and retirement of Supreme Court justices, the Fourteenth Amendment, and election law. Dr. Peretti serves as the Pre-Law Advisor.

Courses
  • The Constitution and Equality
  • Law and Politics in the U.S.
  • Constitutional Theory, Constitutional Politics
  • Introduction to U.S. Politics
Publications
  • “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).