Jeffrey Segal to Speak at POLS Conference

March 5th, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized

Dr. Jeffrey Segal

A prominent scholar in the field of law and judicial politics will be the keynote speaker at SUNY Oneonta’s fourth annual Undergraduate Political Science Conference on Friday, March 9. Dr. Jeffrey Segal, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook University, will present “Federal Power Under the Constitution: Were the Antifederalists Right?” in the context of the Affordable Care Act case currently before the Supreme Court.

The conference begins at 9 a.m., and Segal will speak at 1:30 p.m. in the Red Dragon Theatre of the Hunt College Union. Members of the community are invited to attend his talk and the daylong conference, which will feature presentations by students from colleges and universities throughout and beyond New York state.

A Senior Visiting Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University and a 2011-2012 recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation grant, Segal has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles and seven books, including “The Supreme Court and the Attitudinal Model” (with Harold J. Spaeth), which won the Wadsworth Award for a book or article that had a lasting impact on the field of law and courts. His 1984 article “Predicting Supreme Court Cases Probabilistically: The Search and Seizure Cases” won the same award. His other books include “Majority Rule or Minority Will: Adherence to Precedent on the U.S. Supreme Court” (Cambridge University Press, 1999, with Harold Spaeth), which won the C. Herman Pritchett Award of the American Political Science Association for best book in law and judicial politics.

More information about this event is available from Dr. Bill Wilkerson of the SUNY Oneonta Department of Political Science at (607) 436-3522 or