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Summer 1983
Vol. 1, No. 1 - Fall 1983
Vol. 1, No. 2 - Spring 1984
Vol. 1, No. 3 - Summer 1984
Vol. 2, No. 1 - Fall 1984
Vol. 2, No. 2 - Spring 1985
Vol. 2, No. 3 - Summer 1985
Vol. 3, No. 1 - Fall 1985
Vol. 3, No. 2 - Spring 1986
Vol. 3, No. 3 - Summer 1986
Vol. 4, No. 1 - Fall 1986
Vol. 4, No. 2 - Spring 1987
Vol. 4, No. 3 - Summer 1987
Vol. 5, No. 1 - Fall 1987
Vol. 5, No. 2 - Spring 1988
Vol. 5, No. 3 - Summer 1988
Vol. 6, No. 1 - Fall 1988
Vol. 6, No. 2 - Winter 1988
Vol. 6, No. 3 - Spring 1989
Vol. 6, No. 4 - Summer 1989
Vol. 7, No. 1 - Fall 1989
Vol. 7, No. 2 - Summer 1990
Vol. 8, No. 1 - Fall 1990
Vol. 8, No. 2 - Spring 1991
Vol. 8, No. 3 - Summer 1991
Fall 1991
Spring 1992
Summer 1992
Fall 1992
Spring 1993
Summer 1993
Winter 1993
Vol. 4, No. 1 - Spring 1994
Vol. 4, No. 2 - Summer 1994
Vol. 4, No. 3 - Winter 1994
Vol. 5, No. 1 - Spring 1995
Vol. 5, No. 2 - Summer 1995
Vol. 5, No. 3 - Winter 1995

Spring 1996
Summer 1996
Winter 1996
Vol. 7, No. 2 - Spring 1997
Summer 1997
Winter 1997
Vol. 8, No. 2 - Spring 1998
Summer 1998
Winter 1998
Vol. 9, No. 1 - Spring 1999
Vol. 9, No. 2 - Summer 1999
Vol. 9, No. 3 - Winter 1999
Vol. 10, No. 2 - Spring 2000
Vol. 10, No. 3 -Summer 2000
Vol. 11, No. 1 - Winter 2000
Vol. 11, No. 2 - Spring 2001
Vol. 11, No. 3 - Summer 2001
Vol. 12, No. 1 - Winter 2001
Vol. 12, No. 2 - Spring 2002
Vol. 12, No. 3 - Summer 2002
Vol. 13, No. 1 - Winter 2002
Vol. 13, No. 2 - Spring 2003
Vol. 13, No. 3 - Summer 2003
Vol. 14, No. 1 - Winter 2004
Vol. 14, No. 2 - Spring 2004
Vol. 14, No. 3 - Summer 2004
Vol. 15, No. 1 - Winter 2005
Vol. 15, No. 2 - Spring 2005
Vol. 15, No. 3 - Summer 2005
Vol. 16, No. 1 - Winter 2006
Vol. 16, No. 2 - Spring 2006
Vol. 16, No. 3 - Summer 2006
Vol. 17, No. 1 - Winter 2007
Vol. 17, No. 2 - Spring 2007
Vol. 17, No. 3 - Summer 2007
Vol. 18, No. 1 - Winter 2008
Vol. 18, No. 2 - Spring 2008
Vol. 18, No. 3 - Summer 2008

Vol. 19, No. 1 - Winter 2009
Vol. 19, No. 2 - Spring 2009
Vol. 19, No. 3 - Summer 2009
Vol. 20, No. 1 - Winter 2010
Vol. 20, No. 2 - Spring 2010
Vol. 20, No. 3 - Summer 2010
Vol. 21, No. 1 - Winter 2011
Vol. 21, No. 2 - Summer 2011
Vol. 21, No. 3 - Fall 2011
Vol. 22, No. 1 - Winter 2012
Vol. 22, No. 2 - Summer 2012
Vol. 22, No. 3 - Fall 2012
Vol. 23, No. 1 - Spring 2013
Vol. 23, No. 2 - Summer 2013
Vol. 23, No. 3 - Fall 2013
Vol. 24, No. 1 - Spring 2014
Vol. 24, No. 2 - Summer 2014
Vol. 24, No. 3 - Fall 2014
Vol. 25, No. 1 - Spring 2015
Vol. 25, No. 2 - Summer 2015
Vol. 25, No. 3 - Fall 2015
Vol. 26, No. 1 - Spring 2016
Vol. 26, No. 2 - Summer 2016
Vol. 26, No. 3 - Fall 2016
Vol. 27, No. 1 - Spring 2017
Vol. 27, No. 2 - Summer 2017

 

General Information - Newsletter
Law and Courts publishes articles, notes, news items, announcements, commentaries, and features of interest to members of the Law and Courts Section of the APSA. Law and Courts publishes three editions a year (Fall, Summer, and Spring). Deadlines for submission of materials are: February (Spring), June 1 (Summer), and October 1 (Fall). Contributions to Law and Courts should be sent to the editor:

Todd Collins, Editor
Law and Courts Department of Political Science and Public Affairs
Western Carolina University
360 A Stillwell Building
Cullowhee, NC 28723

e-mail: tcollins@email.wcu.edu

Articles, Notes, and Commentary
We will be glad to consider articles and notes concerning matters of interest to readers of Law and Courts. Research findings, teaching innovations, release of original data, or commentary on developments in the field are encouraged.

Footnote and reference style should follow that of the American Political Science Review. Please submit your manuscript electronically in MS Word (.doc) or compatible software. Graphics are best submitted as separate files. In addition to bibliography and notes, a listing of website addresses cited in the article with the accompanying page number should be included.

Symposia
Collections of related articles or notes are especially welcome. Please contact the Editor if you have ideas for symposia or if you are interested in editing a collection of common articles. Symposia submissions should follow the guidelines for other manuscripts.

Announcements
Announcements and section news will be included inLaw and Courts, as well as information regarding upcoming conferences. Organizers of panels are encouraged to inform the Editor so that papers and participants may be reported. Developments in the field such as fellowships, grants, and awards will be announced when possible.

Books to Watch For
Finally, authors should notify BOOKS TO WATCH FOR EDITOR: Drew Lanier, Drew.Lanier@ucf.edu, of publication of manuscripts or works soon to be completed.


* Note: In Summer 1983 law and courts scholars of the American Political Science Association decided to organize a section and, among other things, establish a sectiton newsletter to be published three times per year. The first newsletter was circulated in Fall 1983 (Vol. 1, No. 1) and subsequent issues followed in Spring 1984 (Vol. 1, No. 2) and Summer 1984 (Vol. 1, No. 3). New volumes began each fall and followed this fall-spring-summer publishing schedule with some irregularity. The Summer 1985 issue (Vol. 2, No. 3) was either not published or is missing from the archives. The Spring 1989 issue (Vol. 6, No. 3) was either mistakenly numbered "3" insted of "2" or there is an issue missing from the archives (Vol. 6, No. 2) that was perhaps issued in Winter 1988. The numbering continued with Summer 1989 (Vol. 6, No. 4) that is also mistakenly numbered or accurate depending on the existence of Vol. 6, No. 2. It appears that Vol. 7 consists of only two issues: Fall 1989 (No. 1) and Summer 1990 (No. 2) with a Spring 1990 issued skipped.

In addition, the Fall 1991 and Spring 1992 issues were mistakenly listed as Vol. 8, Nos. 2 and 3. They should have been Vol. 9, Nos. 1 and 2 and should not be confused with the accurately listed Vol. 8, Nos. 2 and 3 (Spring 1991 and Summer 1991). The subsequent five issues have no volume or issue number printed on them: Summer 1992, Fall 1992, Spring 1993 (which the cover page also mislabled as Fall 1992), Summer 1993, and Winter 1993. The latter issue reflects a break with the previous standard of the fall-spring-summer issue cycle. Instead, the subsequent standard followed a spring-summer-winter cycle. Also, the volume numbers were reset to begin the spring 1994 issue with Vol. 4. All subsequent volumes followed in number order. Thus, the original Volumes 4-10 or so (covering 1986-1993) should not be confused with the latter Volumes 4-10 (covering 1994-2000). The Spring, Summer, and Winter 1996 issues were not labled but should have been listed as Vol. 6, Nos. 1-3. The Spring 1997 issue is labeled Vol. 7, No. 2 but there appears not to be a Vol. 7, No. 1 issue. The archives contain Spring 1998 (Vol. 8, No. 2) but it is unclear what was published (and what is potentially missing) both before and after that issue. Thus, we are searching for the following issues: Summer 1997, Winter 1997, Summer 1998. We are also missing Summer 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 2). It appears that Vol. 10, No. 1 was skipped as the archives contain Winter 1999 (Vol. 9, No. 3) and Spring 2000 (Vol. 10, No. 2).