Thursday, June 9, 2011

UIS professor receives Fulbright grant

A University of Illinois Springfield professor has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study the legal and political system in Canada during the fall semester.

Jason Pierceson, associate professor of political science and legal studies and chairman of the Political Science Department at UIS, will spend September through December as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in United States Policy Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

He will research the role of courts as policymakers in Canada, comparing their role to courts in the United States.

“It is difficult to fully understand a country’s political system without spending time in that country, and this affords me that opportunity,” Pierceson said.

The award was featured in an June 9, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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