Cynthia Cates



Contact Info

CLA 3210D


Ph.D. Political Science,
University of Maryland,
College Park, 1992

M.A. in Political Science,
University of Maryland,
College Park, 1987

M.S. in Public Administration,
Illinois State University, 1977

B.S. in Political Science & History,
Illinois State University, 1972

Areas of Expertise

Public Law
Judicial Process
Judicial Behavior
Constitutional Law
Intergovernmental Relations
American Government

Selected Research/Publications


Multi-Party Litigation: The Strategic Context of Class Actions in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. (With Wayne V. McIntosh) University of British Columbia Press. 2009.
Law & the Web of Society. (With Wayne V. McIntosh) Georgetown University Press, 2001.

Judicial Entrepreneurship: The Role of the Judge in the Marketplace of Ideas. (with Wayne V. McIntosh) Greenwood Press, 1997.


“The Reality of Jurisprudence(?): Interpretive Methods in the Opinions of Justices Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer” (with Michael Evans, Wayne McIntosh) Justice System Journal, Volume 36, January-March, 2015.

“Recounting the Courts? Applying Automated Content Analysis to Enhance Empirical Legal Research” (with Michael Evans, et al) Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Volume 4, December 2008.

“Cigarettes, Firearms, and the New Litigation Wars: Smoking Guns Behind the Headlines or How the ‘Haves’ Still ‘Come Out Ahead’,” in Hernson, et al (eds) The Interest Group Connection. (with Wayne V. McIntosh) 2d edition. CQ Press, 2004.