Political Science and International Studies
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Maureen Stobb

Dr. Maureen Stobb
Assistant Professor

Maureen Stobb received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She completed her B.A. in Political Science at the College of New Jersey, and obtained a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. She was an intern at the fifth session of the Preparatory Commission for the International Criminal Court and at Amnesty International’s London office. She also practiced law for seven years, primarily as an immigration and asylum attorney. She teaches and researches in the area of public law.  Her primary areas of specialization are in constitutional law, immigration law, and international law. Her research interests focus on the implementation and impact of the law. She primarily studies the factors influencing judges in determining the applicable rules and standards to apply in each case, and how those rules and standards are interpreted by the lower courts. She also conducts cross-national/comparative studies of the implementation of legal standards.

Research and Teaching Interests:American constitutional law, international law, immigration law, judicial decision-making, international human rights law, theories of justice

Current Research

Forthcoming. “A Shield in Battle: The Contingent Value of Human Rights Treaties to INGOs in Autocracies.” International Journal of Human Rights.
2018. “Threat and Suspicion: Scalia’s Legacy for A Transnational Judicial Dialogue.” In The Conservative Revolution of Antonin Scalia, ed. David A. Schultz and Howard Schrieber. Lexington Books. (Peer reviewed).
2018. “The Conditioning Effect of EU Membership Status: Understanding Compliance with Legislative Initiatives to Protect Human Trafficking Victims.” With Charlotte McDonald. Comparative European Politics. Published online first at https://doi.org/10.1057/s41295-018-0127
2016. “To Defer or Not Defer: The Dilemma of Federal Courts of Appeal Determining the Reach of U.S. Law.” Questions in Politics 4: 1-20.

Last updated: 8/17/2018

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