Alan Bigel

Professor
Political Science Public Admin
Office hours
315 Center For The Arts
608.785.8435
abigel@uwlax.edu

Specialty area(s)

I have a wide and deep knowledge of all areas of Constitutional Law.

Brief biography

I will begin my 33rd year at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2017.  Academic work has been my main focus.  In my spare time I enjoy watching classic movies from the 1930s and 1940s and am a HUGE fan of The Beatles.

Current courses at UWL

POL 101      American national Government is taught every semester.

POL 370    Constitutional Law I: Powers of Government is taught in the Fall of odd years.

POL 371     Constitutional Law II: The First Amendment is taught in the Fall of odd years.

POL 372    Constitutional Law III: The 14th Amendment (Race, Gender and Targeted Group Discrimination) is taught

                 in the Spring of odd years.

POL 373   Constitutional Law IV: The Fourth Amendment (police searches and seizures) is taught in the Spring of

               odd years.

POL 374   Constitutional Law V: Right to Life (the Death Penalty, Abortion and Doctor-assisted suicide) is taught in

                the Spring of even years.

POL 375   Constitutional Law VI: Criminal Procedure is taught in the Fall of even years.

POL 376   Constitutional law VII: Administrative Law is taught in the Spring of even years.

POL 377   Constitutional Law VIII: 1787 and Original Intention is taught in the Fall of even years.

POL 373, 374 and 375 are part of the Criminal Justice Minor in the Sociology Department.

The prerequisite for POL 370-377 is POL 101, 102, 221 or 306.  POL 377 has an additional prerequisite of one course from POL 370-376 completed before enrollment.

A detailed 4-page summary of these courses is available in 315 Center For The Arts.

Teaching history

See the preceding section on curent courses.

Professional history

See the material elsewhere in this professional profile.

In addition, I was the first person at UW-L to receive the Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award in 1995.

Research and publishing

I published two books and law review articles in the area of Constitutional Law.

Education

B.A., Brooklyn College (1976)

M.A., The New School For Social Research (1978)

Ph.D., The New School For Social Research (1984)

I completed graduate work in New York City where I was born and raised.