New Virtual Issue of LSQ available

A new virtual issue of LSQ that brings together papers with unique and/or compelling measures of key concepts or convincing ways of modeling causal relationships is now available at: The articles are unlocked for download.

Legislative Studies Section Award Winners

The 2018 Awards have been determined and are listed in the Awards Section.  Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all the committee members for their hard work.  Award presentations will be made at our annual business meeting at APSABoston Friday, August 31st, 2018 from 6:30PM-7:30PM at the Hynes Convention Center, Room 200.

APSA 2018 Locations for Business Meeting and Reception

The LSS Business Meeting at APSA 2018 will be held on Friday, August 31st from 6:30-7:30PM in the Hynes Convention Center Room 200 The LSS Reception at APSA 2018 will be held on Friday, August 31st from 7:30-8:30PM at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in the Hampton Room.

APSA funding for special projects – deadline is April 28th, 2018

APSA is seeking proposals from groups of members for projects aimed at advancing the political science discipline and/or a tackling a challenge facing the discipline. Projects must be evidence-based and provide wider benefits for the profession and the discipline. Projects must be collaborative and can be focused on any area of disciplinary work, inclusive of … Read more

APSA 2018 in Boston and new LSS leadership

Greetings everyone. As you may know, Peverill Squire stepped down as Legislative Studies Section Chair after his two-year term ended and Wendy Schiller was elected to that role at the 2017 APSA business meeting.  Fortunately James Curry has agreed to serve another two-year term as our Secretary/Treasurer and Leslie Schwindt-Bayer and Sebastian Saiegh are our … Read more

Spring 2017 Issue of The Legislative Scholar Now Available

We are excited to present the spring 2017 issue of The Legislative Scholar. This issue includes pieces about taking advantage of sabbaticals, winning and using grants in legislative studies, leveraging other outside opportunities, and an overview of the “DCinbox” dataset. We hope you enjoy this edition of the newsletter! For questions, please contact our editors, Gisela Sin … Read more

Second Issue of The Legislative Scholar Now Available

We are pleased to distribute the fall issue of The Legislative Scholar. This issue has a number of insightful pieces covering teaching, mentoring, and training graduate students, as well engaging undergraduate students in the classroom. Two additional articles round out the issue, one covering the budget stalemate in Illinois and a second introducing the PIPC Votes Roll-Call Dataset. … Read more