Education2003, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, B.A.
2006, Michigan State University, M.A.
2012, Michigan State University, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtIntroduction to Government and World Affairs
Law and Society
American Judicial Politics
Constitutional Law I: Institutional Powers
Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights and Liberties
Comparative Legal Systems: Western Europe
Comparative Judicial Politics
Career SpecialtiesWilliam Myers' research interests are primarily focused on the study of judicial politics in the United States and Australia, as well as countries with a common law legal heritage. He is specifically interested in various dimensions of judicial legitimacy including how courts shape public and elite opinion, the use and determinants of judicial review and how courts build constituencies or support networks.
To date, Myers' research has been published or is forthcoming in the Journal of Politics and Commonwealth & Comparative Politics.
Professional and Community Activities:Myers, along with Reginald Sheehan of Michigan State University, co-edited The Politics of the American Judicial Process, published in 2009 by Kendall-Hunt and serves to expose undergraduates to classic and cutting-edge research related to the American federal courts.