Lucas McMillan

Office hours
Winter 2019: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm and 3:35 pm to 4:35 pm

I am a lecturer in American Politics for the Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs.  My areas of expertise in research and teaching focus on judicial behavior, selection processes for federal and state judges, civil rights and liberties, and constitutional interpretation on the U.S. Supreme Court.


My approach to teaching relies on the regime politics idea that institutions and actors do not operate in a political vacuum, and the best way to understand different behaviors, actions and decision making over time is to take into account the political conditions and context of the broader electoral environment.

Teaching Schedule for 2018-2019

Autumn 2018: (TLAW 367) Comparative Law and Courts  & (T CORE 103C) Introduction to the Social Sciences  

Winter 2019: (T CORE 113 B)  Introduction to to the Social Sciences
(TPOL S 382) State Governments
(TLAW 361) American Constitutional Law: Rights and Liberties

Spring 2019: (TPOL S 202) Introduction to American Politics, (TLAW 486) Fieldwork in Law and Policy