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Dr. Samuel Nelson
Professor Nelson began teaching in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration in 2001. He is affiliated with the Program in Law and Social Thought and serves as the Arts and Sciences pre-law adviser. He received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of Beyond the First Amendment: The Politics of Free Speech and Pluralism. In this book he argues that First Amendment law places limits on broader political debates over the meaning and value of freedom of speech. He teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Contemporary Issues in Law, and Principles of Law.
- Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Beyond the First Amendment: The Politics of Free Speech and Pluralism (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005)
- The examination, using the methods of political philosophy, of questions arising from law and legal practice.
Includes further information about teaching, research, and other interests including syllabuses, abstracts of papers, information about my book, a few photos, and a blog of supplemental materials for my courses.