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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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Associate Professor of Political Science

Pre-Law Advisor
Co-director Pre-Law Center


  • Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • M.A., Ohio State University
  • B.A., The University of North Texas

Teaching Specialties

  • Introduction to Politics
  • Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil rights & Liberties
  • Criminal Law and the Constitution

Research Interests

  • Law and Society
  • Public Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Rights and Liberties
  • Judicial Behavior
  • Legal Research
  • Writing & Advocacy
  • Public Administration Theory


Dr. Hans J. Hacker serves as pre-law advisor to the department, college and university. He is the faculty co-sponsor of the ASU Pre-Law Club, and co-director of the Pre-Law Center, a college-level pre-professional advising center. He recently published The Brooding Spirit of the Law (with William D. Blake, Justice Systems Journal, 2010). Other publications include The Culture of Conservative Christian Litigation (Roman and Littlefield, 2005), The Neutrality Principle: The Hidden yet Powerful Legal Axiom at work in Brown versus Board of Education (with William D. Blake, The African American Law and Policy Report, May, 2006) and of various articles and publications in the areas of constitutional law, law and society and public administration.

Currently, Dr. Hacker conducts research into judicial decision making in federal and state appellate courts. His most recent projects examine decision making on the Arkansas Court of Appeals, the certiorari petition process in the Supreme Court of the United States, and retroactive application of statues by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Dr. Hacker's students have gone on to graduate study, to public service, and to nationally ranked law schools. From 2007-2011, Dr. Hacker coached the ASU Moot Court Team.

Hans Hacker

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2257
F: (870) 972-2720


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 416