Lisa Conant

Lisa Conant

  • Biographical Description

    • Lisa Conant engages in the comparative study of law and society. She specializes in the politics of European legal integration, exploring the impact of judgments by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), the Europeanization and globalization of national courts, and the relationship between legal mobilization and human rights protection in Europe. Please see the link to the bottom right with a full cv for a listing of publications, including her book, Justice Contained: Law and Politics in the European Union. 

  • Current Courses

    • ASEM 2414 Wealth, Power, and Justice in the European Union

      FSEM 1111 Schools on Trial: Politics of Education Reform

      PLSC 1810 Introduction to Law and Society

      PLSC 2050 Anarchy or Order? World Politics

      PLSC 2815 Comparative Courts

      PLSC 2840 International Law and Human Rights

      PLSC 2880 Taming Tyranny: How Constitutions Frame Freedom

      PLSC 3290 Politics of Citizenship and Immigration

  • Brief Curriculum Vitae


      Professor of political science, University of Denver, September 1, 2016 - present.

      Associate professor of political science, University of Denver 2004-16.

      Chair of political science, University of Denver 2009-2012 and as interim 2008.

      Assistant professor of political science, University of Denver 2000-04, Ohio University 1998-2000.

      Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute, Italy, 2000-01.

      Ph.D. 1998 and MA 1993 in political science, University of Washington.

      Dissertation fellow, Social Science Research Council and Berlin Program for German and European Studies, Germany, 1995-96.

      Teacher of English as a Second Language, Maoming Education College, China, 1990-91.

      BA, summa cum laude, 1990 in international relations, University of Minnesota.

      Full cv below

      Recent publications:

      "Who Files Suit? Legal Mobilization and Torture Violations in Europe," Law & Policy (2016, available now on early view).

      "Compelling Criteria? Human Rights in the European Union," Journal of European Public Policy 21, 5 (2014), 713-29.

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