Charles M. Lamb


Charles Lamb.

Charles M. Lamb


Charles M. Lamb


Scholarly Interests

Public law (constitutional law, civil liberties, judicial politics); public policy (policy making, implementation, civil rights, housing); American politics (presidency, courts, urban and ethnic politics); politics and history (presidency; bureaucracy; congress; interest groups).

Contact Information

503 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-8441


Charles M. Lamb is professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo. Before coming to UB, he was a research scientist at George Washington University and a fair housing specialist at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. He is the author of Housing Segregation in Suburban America since 1960: Presidential and Judicial Politics (Cambridge University Press). He has also published in professional journals and co-edited four books: Supreme Court Activism and Restraint (Lexington Books); Implementation of Civil Rights Policy (Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.); Judicial Conflict and Consensus: Behavioral Studies of American Appellate Courts (University Press of Kentucky); and The Burger Court: Political and Judicial Profiles (University of Illinois Press).


  • PhD, Political Science, University of Alabama
  • MA, Political Science, University of Alabama
  • BS, Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University (highest honors)

Current Research

A book entitled Presidents, Bureaucracy, and Fair Housing in America.

Courses Taught

  • PSC 101 – Introduction to American Politics
  • PSC 211 – Issues in Contemporary Politics
  • PSC 215 – Law and the Political Process
  • PSC 301 – Cases in Civil Liberties
  • PSC 302 – Protecting Civil Liberties
  • PSC 303 – Constitutional Law
  • PSC 305 – Judicial Politics
  • PSC 314 – Public Policy Making
  • PSC 324 – Politics of Housing
  • PSC 401 – Advanced Civil Liberties
  • PSC 480 – Advanced Constitutional Law
  • PSC 506 – Policy Making Process
  • PSC 561 – Constitutional Law
  • PSC 562 – Constitutional Law II
  • PSC 662 – Judicial Process
  • PSC 668 – Public Policy Problems
  • PSC 675 – Implementing Civil Rights
  • PSC 761 – American Political Frontiers

Selected Publications