Janis Judson

Janis Judson
  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Professor of Political Science

Professor of Law & Criminal Justice

Law & Criminal Justice Department Chair

Tatem Arts Center, Room 232


I teach a variety of courses in law that include civil liberties, constitutional law, gender and law, and honors courses on censorship and great political trials. My primary area of interest is the First Amendment and the limits of free expression. My book, The Landscape of Hate: Law, Media and Culture (Peter Lang Press 2002), examines how pervasive hate has become in contemporary society and how laws and popular culture reflect that problem.


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.A., University of Maryland
  • B.A., University of Maryland