John Gruhl

    John Gruhl

    Professor and Undergraduate Chair


    At A Glance

    jgruhl1@unl.edu

    534 Oldfather Hall

    CV

    I teach upper-level courses focused on American courts and law, including Courts, Judges, and Lawyers; Myths and Realities of the Justice System; Constitutional Law; and Civil Liberties.  These courses attract pre-law students and other students who want to understand court procedures and decisions that are in the news. 

    I also teach courses on American politics and the Presidency.

    I really enjoy music, art, and literature – listening to indie rock (and to a few old codgers like Bob Dylan and Neil Young), viewing and collecting contemporary prints and paintings, and reading contemporary novels.  I also enjoy travelling in foreign countries, most recently in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, due to my long-time interest in the Vietnam War.

    I am most proud of functioning as a professor  - hanging in there – while serving as a single parent for twelve years, beginning when my son was just two.  This was my most challenging assignment.


    Research Areas

    Judicial Process, Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice


    Current Research


    Awards


    Publications

    • co-author of award-winning American Government college textbook, 13th edition

    Career Highlights

    • Teaching at University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1976
    • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara