Art Auerbach is the Internship Coordinator for the Unruh Institute of Politics, and serves as the instructor for POSC 395, the Directed Political Internship course. In addition to his duties with the Unruh Institute, Art is also an assistant professor of teaching with the Department of Political Science where he teaches a variety of courses, including Constitutional Law (Government Powers and Constraints), Constitutional Law (Civil Rights and Liberties), United States Supreme Court Politics, Law, Courts and Public Policy, Theory and Practice of American Democracy, and BS Politics of Human Differences: Diversity and Discrimination. Art’s research interests include, public law with an emphasis on judicial decision-making, constitutional theory and American politics.
Prior to coming to USC, Art graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Environmental Studies. He graduated from Pepperdine School of Law in 1990 and began a career as a state prosecutor with the Office of the California Attorney General, handling hundreds of cases in the California Court of Appeal, California Supreme Court and in the federal court system as well. In 2000, Art left the practice of law to work on a doctorate degree under the supervision of USC Dean Howard Gillman. Following his graduation in 2007, Art began to teach full-time as a lecturer within the Department of Political Science at USC and was recently promoted to the position of assistant professor of teaching.
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