Steven B. Lichtman, J.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Lichtman

Associate Professor and Pre-Law Advisor
Grove Hall 413
(717) 477-1845

Mon. 11:00 -12:00/ Pre-Law 12-1:30
Tue. 11:00-12:00
Wed. 11:00-12:00
Thu. 11:00-12:00

Mon. 11:00-12:30


PLS 100 US Government and Politics
Mon/Wed 2:00-3:15
Grove 406
PLS 100 US Government and Politics
Mon/Wed 3:30-4:45
Grove 406
PLS 312 American Presidency
Tue/Thu 12:30-1:45
Grove 406
PLS 367 Const. Law: Crim Process / Equal Prot
Tue/Thu 2:00-3:15
Grove 406

US Government and Politics (PLS 100)
Constitutional Law: Federal System (PLS 365)
Constitutional Law: First Amendment (PLS 366)
Constitutional Law: Criminal Process / Equal Protection (PLS 367)
Judicial Process (PLS 313)
Contemporary Issues: The Supreme Court (PLS 291)
The American Presidency (PLS 312)
Honors U.S. Government and Politics (HON 279)
Advanced US Government (PLS 300)
Introduction to Political Science (PLS 201)
relationship of Supreme Court and military

structure and strategies of judicial opinions
First Amendment jurisprudence
contemporary changes in legal education
Ph.D., Brandeis University (Politics), 2004
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1993
B.A., Brandeis University (Citizen-Government Relations), 1990




Dr. Lichtman is in his eighth year at Shippensburg University. Prior to his arrival at Ship, he taught as a visiting professor at several different schools, including Boston University, Dickinson College, and the University of Vermont. A self-described "recovering lawyer," Dr. Lichtman's research focuses on American constitutional law and judicial behavior. His work has appeared in the Maryland Law Review, the Penn State Law Review, Vingtième Siècle Revue d'Histoire,and the newsletter of the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association. In 2014, Dr. Lichtman will serve as the Program Chair for the annual meeting of the New England Political Science Association (a role he also played in 2012).

He is also the Pre-Law Advisor, and invites any students who are considering law school to come to his pre-law office hours, and to check out the many resources available on the Pre-Law page of the Political Science department's website. Dr. Lichtman's article on law schools and the job market was recently published in the January-February 2012 issue of the Pennsylvania Lawyer, and he served as the Treasurer for the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors in 2012-2013.

While an undergraduate at Brandeis University, Dr. Lichtman co-founded a sketch comedy troupe, and he rejoined that troupe for a couple of years when he returned to Brandeis to pursue his doctorate.He is also an enthusiastic -- but not necessarily talented -- pool player, and plays in a weekly A.P.A. league in Frederick, Maryland.

Dr. Lichtman is a rabid fan of the New York Jets, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets (that's right, he's a baseball bigamist), New York Rangers, New York Knicks, and Wolverhampton Wanderers (English soccer).