Kathryn Hendley

Position title: Professor: Comparative Politics

Email: khendley@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2025

410 North Hall

Affiliated with School of Law


Ph.D. in Political Science, University of California-Berkeley, 1993

M.A. in Russian Area Studies, Georgetown University, 1987

J.D., UCLA School of Law, 1982

A.B. in History, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1979

Research Interests:

Contracts, Courts, Law, Legal Profession, Legal Reform, Political Economy, Post-communism, Russia


Professor Hendley is an expert on law and politics and on the transition to the market in Russia. She also teaches courses on the role of law in society and the political implications of economic reform that are more broadly comparative. Her most recent research has been on the adjustment of Russian industry to the introduction of market institutions in Russia. She is also a member of the Law School faculty.


PS 334 Russian Politics Fall 2019-2020

PS 217 Law, Politics and Society Fall 2019-2020

PS 401 Global Access to Justice Spring 2018-2019

PS 334 Russian Politics Fall 2018-2019

PS 334 Russian Politics Spring 2017-2018

PS 217 Law, Politics and Society Fall 2017-2018

PS 633 Russian Politics Fall 2016-2017

PS 663 Russian Politics Fall 2015-2016

PS 617 Comparative Legal Institutions Fall 2015-2016



Leon Epstein Fellowship from the College of Letters and Science