The study of the politics of law and courts.

Princeton's program in public law supports work in jurisprudence, constitutional theory, American constitutional history, judicial politics, law and society, comparative law and constitutionalism, and international law and human rights.

Public law at Princeton is unique among political science departments in the diversity and depth of scholarship on law and courts that it produces, bridging the traditional divide between normative and historical work on law and quantitative and formal work on judicial politics.