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John Blakeman



Professor of political science John Blakeman shares his expertise in constitutional and international law courses, as well as classes in American and European politics. Professor Blakeman has published several books, peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on law, religion, and the judicial process. He has provided frequent commentary to local and state-wide print and television outlets, including Wisconsin Public Radio, Gannett Newspapers, and the London Times. View CV He has served four terms as department chair for the Department of Political Science. Since 2003, Blakeman has worked as a pre-law adviser at UW-Stevens Point.

Blakeman not only coaches the UWSP Men’s Rugby Club but also serves as a Wisconsin Rugby Referee Society referee and referee coach. In the community, Blakeman serves on the Board of Directors of Justiceworks as well as the Central Wisconsin Center for Non-Profits.


  • Katz Distinguished Faculty Award, UWSP College of Letters and Science (2013)


“The Spatial Dimensions of Religious Liberty,” in Civil Liberties in Real Life: Seven Studies, ed. by Timothy Shiell. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2020.

Blakeman, J., Curry, J., Riley, R., & Battistoni, R. “The American Constitutional Experience: Selected Readings and Supreme Court Opinions.” Kendall-Hunt Publishing, 4th Edition. 2017.

Blakeman, J. & Banks, C. “The U.S. Supreme Court and New Federalism: From the Rehnquist to the Roberts Court.” Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. 2012


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Pre-Law Adviser

SCI D337


Ph.D. - Government and Foreign Affairs
University of Virginia

M.Sc. - Government
London School of Economics

B.A. - Politics
Wake Forest University


American Political Thought
Analyzing Politics
Constitutional Law
European Politics
International Organizations and Law
Law and Legal Systems
Public Administration