Jeffrey Hockett, PhD

Jeffrey Hockett, PhD
Department Chairperson of Political Science
Professor of Political Science
College of Arts & Sciences
Political Science
918-631-2796 Chapman Hall Room 203

Education

PhD – University of Virginia MA – University of Virginia BA – Knox College

Research Interests

The history and politics of the United States Supreme Court
The theory and politics of judging

Teaching Interests

Constitutional History, Law, and Theory
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Judicial Politics
Human Rights
International Criminal Justice
Law and Society
Administrative Politics and Theory
Jurisprudence

Publications

Books

  • A Storm over This Court: Law, Politics, and Supreme Court Decision Making in Brown v. Board of Education (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013) (Reviewed, Law and Politics Book Review, 23 (2013): 568-78)

  • New Deal Justice: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Hugo L. Black, Felix Frankfurter, and Robert H. Jackson (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996) (Reviewed, American Political Science Review, 91 (1997): 744-45)

Journal Articles

  • “Justice Robert H. Jackson and Segregation: A Study of the Limitations and Proper Basis of Judicial Action.” In Black, White, and Brown: The Landmark School Desegregation Case in Retrospect, edited by Clare Cushman and Melvin I. Urofsky, 89-115. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2004

  • “The Battle Over Brown’s Legitimacy.” In Black, White, and Brown: The Landmark School Desegregation Case in Retrospect, edited by Clare Cushman and Melvin I. Urofsky, 241-74. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2004

  • “The Battle Over Brown’s Legitimacy,” Journal of Supreme Court History 28 (2003): 30-53

  • “Justices Frankfurter and Black: Social Theory and Constitutional Interpretation,” Political Science Quarterly 107 (1992): 479-499

  • “Justice Robert H. Jackson, the Supreme Court, and the Nuremberg Trial,” Supreme Court Review (1990): 257-299

  • “Justice Robert H. Jackson and Segregation: A Study of the Limitations and Proper Basis of Judicial Action,” Yearbook of the Supreme Court Historical Society (1989): 52-67

  • “The Battle Over Brown’s Legacy”

Textbooks

  • “Hugo L. Black,” “Felix Frankfurter,” and “Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States,” The Oxford Companion to United States History, Paul S.Boyer, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)

  • “Hugo L. Black,” “Felix Frankfurter,” and “Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States,” The Oxford Companion to United States History, Paul S.Boyer, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)

  • “Hugo L. Black,” “Felix Frankfurter,” and “Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States,” The Oxford Companion to United States History, Paul S.Boyer, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Textbook Chapters

  • “Court Packing,” “Felix Frankfurter,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History, Donald T. Critchlow and Philip R. VanderMeer, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012)

  • “Court Packing,” “Felix Frankfurter,” The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History, Donald T. Critchlow and Philip R. VanderMeer, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012)

  • “Hugo L. Black,” “Felix Frankfurter,” and “Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States,” The Oxford Companion to United States History, Paul S.Boyer, ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)

Manuscripts

  • Hockett, J. “Liberalism Divided: 1969-1980”. American Constitutionalism, Volume 2, Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Hockett, J. “The New Deal/Great Society Era”. American Constitutionalism, Volume 2, Oxford University Press, 2015.

Book Reviews

  • Stephen M. Engel, American Politicians Confront the Court: Opposition Politics and Changing Responses to Judicial Power (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Law and Society Review 47 (2013): 692-94

  • Joint Review: Ronald M. Labbe and Jonathan Lurie, The Slaughterhouse Cases: Regulation, Reconstruction, and the Fourteenth Amendment (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003); and Robert J. Cottrol, Raymond T. Diamond, and Leland B. Ware, Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003), Review of Politics 67:693-96 (2005)

  • John M. Ferren, Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Wiley Rutledge (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004), American Journal of Legal History 47 (2005): 305-306

  • Joint Review: Ronald M. Labbe and Jonathan Lurie, The Slaughterhouse Cases: Regulation, Reconstruction, and the Fourteenth Amendment (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003); and Robert J. Cottrol, Raymond T. Diamond, and Leland B. Ware, Brown v. Board of Education: Caste, Culture, and the Constitution (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2003), Review of Politics 67:693-96 (2005)

  • “Law Politics, and the Warren Court,” Review of Lucas A. Powe, Jr., The Warren Court and American Politics (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000), Jurist: Books on Law (http://jurist.law.pitt.edu), September 14, 2000

  • Linda C. Gugin and James E. St. Clair, Sherman Minton: New Deal Senator, Cold War Justice (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1997), American Journal of Legal History 42 (1998):206-208

  • New Deal Justice: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Hugo L. Black, Felix Frankfurter, and Robert H. Jackson (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996) (Reviewed, American Political Science Review, 91 (1997): 744-45)

  • Stephen M. Feldman, Please Don’t Wish Me a Merry Christmas: A Critical History of the Separation of Church and State (New York: New York University Press, 1997), The Tulsa World, September 28, 1997

  • New Deal Justice: The Constitutional Jurisprudence of Hugo L. Black, Felix Frankfurter, and Robert H. Jackson (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996) (Reviewed, American Political Science Review, 91 (1997): 744-45)

Courses Taught

  • Constitutional Law
  • Law and Society
  • Governing Ideas in America

Professional Affiliations

  • American Political Science Association
  • Law and Society Association

Awards & Honors

  • Hughes-Gossett Memorial Award for Excellence in Historical Research
  • Oklahoma Political Science Teacher of the Year
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Teaching Excellence Award