347 Schaeffer Hall
Spring 2017 Office Hours
Tue & Th: 4:45-6:15
Dept of Political Science
341 Schaeffer Hall
20 E. Washington Street
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
New book, Iowa Votes, published for Kindle devices and computers with Kindle reader.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 11: This paper examines early voting in Johnson County, updated with 2016 data.
Posted New book in What I'm Reading.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 8: This paper estimates the distribution of No Party votes in general elections, data now from 1982 to 2016.
Posted Book info for Fall 2017 courses.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 7
This paper looks at voter distributions by party, age group, and sex, data now from 1982 to 2016.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 6 This paper looks at absentee voting by party, age group, and sex, data now from 1988 to 2016.
Iowa Voting Series Paper 5 This paper looks at voter turnout by sex, age group, and party, data now from 1982 to 2016.
Posted Fall 2016 teaching evaluations.
The pages linked at left contain various advising and prelaw information (or at least they will once I get them moved to this site).
General Information: Contains links to information for all advisees, for transfer students, and for Honors students.
Prelaw FAQ: A frequently asked questions document covering a wide range of issues related to law school. UPDATE: In 2016 I revised and expanded my FAQ and turned it into the book Prelaw Advisor (see link below). I will continue to update the old version of the FAQ and make available to U Iowa students but the page is now password protected.
Additional Prelaw Q&A: I often receive questions from those who have read my Prelaw FAQ. These questions may be more specific or cover topics not in the FAQ. This page contains such questions and my responses.
Admission Index Information for LSAT Scores: Many law schools use formulas for making initial decisions on candidates. I obtained a list and present it here along with some comments. (The 2009 list is posted along with updated info in the comments section.)
Legal and Judicial Books of Interest: This link takes you to my list of legal and judicial books that might be of interest to prelaw folks. These are all books that I have read and that I found interesting or worthwhile. I include a brief description of each book as well as a few comments about it.
Below is a link to my book Prelaw Advisor: Questions and Answers for Those Considering Law School. The book is currently available on Amazon.com in paperback ($17.95) and for Kindle ($12.95). Here's the description of the book:
Interested in law school? How should you prepare? What courses should you take? What law schools should you apply to? Finding answers to these and many other questions can make preparing for and applying to law school a difficult and complicated process. Getting experienced advice helps to make the process manageable. Using a question and answer format, Tim Hagle, a Political Science professor at the University of Iowa, responds to the questions most frequently asked by prelaw students.
Professor Hagle is a past member of the State Bar of Michigan and was a co-author of a test preparation book for the LSAT. In Prelaw Advisor, Professor Hagle draws on his personal experiences, those of lawyers and former students, and over 30 years of prelaw advising to help readers prepare for and get into law school.
Prelaw Advisor covers a wide range of information that will help to guide those interested in law school from the first semester of college (or even the end of high school) through graduation and into law school. Topics addressed include “hard advice” on the rigors of law school and the legal profession, the types of courses that provide a solid preparation for law school, the value of extracurricular activities and internships, how law schools evaluate applicants, and factors to consider when choosing a law school.
Prelaw Advisor addresses the questions most important to those interested in law school and contains a wealth of information that will help prelaw students navigate the process of preparing for and getting into law school.