Profile

  • Keith J. Bybee
  • Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper '72 Judiciary Studies Professor
  • Professor of Law
  • Professor of Political Science
  • Director, Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media (IJPM)
  • Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute
  • Education
    • Princeton University
      A.B.
    • University of California, San Diego
      M.A.
    • University of California, San Diego
      Ph.D.
Keith J.   Bybee

Professor Bybee is the Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper ’72 Judiciary Studies Professor at the College of Law. He holds tenured appointments in the College of Law and in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also directs the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media (IJPM), a collaborative effort between the College of Law, the Maxwell School, and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Bybee’s areas of research interest are the judicial process, legal theory, political philosophy, LGBT politics, the politics of race and ethnicity, American politics, constitutional law, and the media. His books include Mistaken Identity: The Supreme Court and the Politics of Minority Representation (Princeton, 1998; second printing, 2002), Bench Press: The Collision of Courts, Politics, and the Media, (Stanford, 2007), and All Judges Are Political - Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law (Stanford, 2010). His most recent book is How Civility Works (Stanford University Press, 2016).