Wednesday, September 15 at 1:00pm to 2:00pm
USC University Club at King Stoops Hall (EDL), Scriptorium Room
750 W. 34th Street Los Angeles, CA 90089
Turning on Those Who Turn Against the Courts: Litigation, Polarization, and What to do About It
In this talk, Professor Barnes will discuss the design and results of a recent survey experiment, which he conducted as part of a larger project on the political consequences of American reliance on litigation. The survey shows that turning to the courts engenders negative and polarized attitudes towards litigants, even when they are seen to have legitimate claims. Digging deeper into the results, he’ll explore strategies to reduce this effect. Finally, he will step back and reflect on why teaching research design —often seen as “curricular spinach”—is central to modern liberal arts education. This event is being held in partnership with the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future.
About Professor Jeb Barnes
Professor Jeb Barnes has been selected as a finalist for the Robert Foster Cherry Award For Great Teaching in recognition of his accomplishments in University of Southern California’s Political Science and International Relations department. The Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching honors outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished for their ability to communicate as classroom teachers.