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Jerry Goldman

Research Professor of Law and Director of the Oyez Project

Professor Goldman is founder and director of the Oyez Project (www.oyez.org), a vast and widely utilized multimedia archive devoted to the U.S. Supreme Court and its work. The Oyez Project, which moved to IIT Chicago-Kent in 2011, aims to be a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955, and reaches millions of users worldwide.

Professor Goldman joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 2011 after 36 years as a member of Northwestern University's Department of Political Science, where he remains professor emeritus. Before that, he was a research associate at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.

Professor Goldman is a co-author of The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics (Wadsworth), a bestselling textbook on American government that has been revised and reprinted numerous times since it was first published in 1987 and has been translated into Hungarian, Czech, Georgian, Korean and Russian. In addition to numerous articles, monographs and book reviews, Professor Goldman has published A Good Quarrel (University of Michigan Press 2009, edited with T. Johnson); Ineffective Justice: Evaluating the Preappeal Conference (Sage 1980); and To Enact a Law: Congress and Campaign Financing (Praeger 1972) (with R. Peabody et al.).

Professor Goldman graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Ph.D. in political science in 1974. He earned his A.B. and M.A. degrees from Brooklyn College. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for teaching excellence and innovation and has achieved wide recognition among the political science and legal communities for his continued development of the Oyez Project, including the Silver Gavel Award for New Media from the American Bar Association; the Rowman & Littlefield Prize for Teaching Innovation; the EDUCOM Medal for his contributions to computing and political science; and, most recently, the first American Political Science Association/CQ Press Prize for Teaching Innovation.