Faculty

Karen Orren

Distinguished Professor

Contact Information

Email    orren@ucla.edu
Office  3337 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Professor Orren's research and teaching has concentrated on American political institutions and social movements, analyzed in historical perspective. Along with Stephen Skowronek (Yale University), she is founder and editor of Studies in American Political Development, a journal published twice annually by Cambridge University Press; the two are currently at work on a book about research in that field. Orren is at present also writing a book-length study of American politics over time as viewed through the lens of officeholders' changing authority and a chapter for the Cambridge History of American law on the period from 1877-1920. During 2002 she will give courses on American political development and on religion and politics. A representative list of recent publications includes Regimes and Regime Building: Some lessons from the 1940s, Political Science Quarterly, Vol 113, Winter 1998-99 (with Stephen Skowronek); Officers' Rights: Toward a Unified Field Theory of American Constitutional Development,34 Law and Society Review 873 2001; and Constitutional Development in the United States and Argentina, in Multiple Modernities: Comparative Perspectives on the Americas, eds. Luis Roniger and Carlos Waisman, eds. Sussex Academic Press, (forthcoming).

Degrees

University of Chicago, 1972

Fields of Study

American Politics

Current Courses by Term

2017 Fall Quarter

American Political Development: Period Inquiry

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

2018 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

Teaching Apprentice Practicum

Previous Courses by Term

2018 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

2017 Fall Quarter

American Political Development: Period Inquiry

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2017 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

2016 Fall Quarter

American Political Development: Period Inquiry

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2016 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

2015 Fall Quarter

American Political Development: Period Inquiry

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2015 Winter Quarter

American Political Development: Period Inquiry

Seminar: American Political Institutions

2014 Fall Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2014 Spring Quarter

Day in Court? Precedents, Practices, and Procedures of U.S. Criminal Trial Attorneys

2014 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

Seminar: American Political Institutions

2013 Fall Quarter

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2013 Summer Session

Public Law and Judicial Process: Judicial Oversight of Bureaucracy

2013 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

American Political Development

2012 Fall Quarter

American Political Development: Institutional Development

2012 Spring Quarter

American Political Development: Institutional Development

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2012 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

2010 Winter Quarter

Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2009 Fall Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

2008 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

Honors Research in Political Science

Seminar: American Political Institutions

2007 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Civil Liberties

Variable Topics Seminars for Majors: Politics

2006 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

American Political Development

2006 Winter Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Civil Liberties

2005 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Seminar: American Political Institutions

2004 Fall Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Civil Liberties

2004 Spring Quarter

Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Civil Liberties

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Seminar for Majors: Politics

2003 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2003 Winter Quarter

Seminar for Majors: Politics

Seminar: American Political Institutions

2002 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2002 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2001 Winter Quarter

Seminar for Majors: Politics

2000 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

1999 Winter Quarter

Seminar for Majors: Politics

1998 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

1998 Spring Quarter

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 145E
Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Rights of Accused

2018 Winter Quarter

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 191C
Variable Topics Research Seminars for Majors: Politics

2017 Fall Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2014 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 147B
American Political Development: Period Inquiry

2017 Fall Quarter

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2015 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 275
Seminar: American Political Institutions

2015 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 88S
Day in Court? Precedents, Practices, and Procedures of U.S. Criminal Trial Attorneys

2014 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 147C
American Political Development: Institutional Development

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2012 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 145D
Public Law and Judicial Process: Judicial Oversight of Bureaucracy

2013 Summer Session

POL SCI 273
American Political Development

2013 Winter Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 198B
Honors Research in Political Science

2008 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 145C
Public Law and Judicial Process: Constitutional Law -- Civil Liberties

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 191C
Variable Topics Seminars for Majors: Politics

2007 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 149
Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2006 Spring Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

2002 Winter Quarter

2000 Fall Quarter

1998 Fall Quarter

POL SCI C197C
Seminar for Majors: Politics

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Winter Quarter

2001 Winter Quarter

1999 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 149

1998 Spring Quarter