The Law and Political Economy Colloquium is part of a thriving interdisciplinary scholarship program at Northwestern University School of Law. In this colloquium, leading scholars from the fields of law, political science and economics present cutting edge scholarship on the law-making processes of courts, agencies, Congress and the President. Faculty and students alike attend the colloquium and discuss theoretical and methodological aspects of the work.
Presenters receive valuable feedback and suggestions for how to expand or improve their research, and Northwestern Law students and faculty gain a broader understanding of the relation of politics to the study and practice of law.
The Law and Political Economy Colloquium is sponsored by the Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth and is organized by Professors Emerson Tiller and Tonja Jacobi.
All sessions take place on Mondays from 4:00-5:50pm in Rubloff 339.
Morgan Hazelton, Washington University in St. Louis
“Procedural Postures: The Influence of Legal Change on Strategic Litigants and Judges (Preliminary Results)”
Vanessa Baird, Associate Professor, University of Colorado-Boulder
“The Supreme Court’s Influence in the System of Separated Powers”
Jennifer Nou, Public Law Fellow, University of Chicago Law School
“Agency Self-Insulation Under Presidential Review”
Rachel Hinkle, Washington University in St. Louis & Jonathan Shaub (NU Law JD)
"The Execution of Judicial Discourse: A Positive Political Theory and Empirical Analysis of Strategic Word Choice in District Court Opinions"
Jed Stiglitz (Stanford PhD, Stanford JD candidate)
Unaccountable Midnight Rulemaking? Evidence from Public Comments
Joseph Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Alabama
"The Constraining Effect of Law: Connecting Judicial Opinion Language to Outcomes"
Kimuli Kasara, Assistant Professor, Columbia University Department of Political Science
"Local Ethnic Segregation and Violence"
Stephanie Lindquist, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and A.W. Walker Centennial Chair in Law, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
"National Policy Preferences and Judicial Review of State Statutes at the United States Supreme Court"
Organized by Professors Lee Epstein, Emerson Tiller, J. Landis Martin Professor of Law and Business, Nancy Staudt, and Shelley Murphey, Visiting Pre-Doctoral Fellow. The colloquia will take place at 4 p.m. in Schachtman-Gordon Hall (Rubloff 339) on the dates listed below.
Anne O'Connell, UC Berkeley, Law
"Qualifications: Law and Practice of Selecting Agency Leaders"
Anthony Niblett, Chicago, Law
"Case-by-Case Adjudication and the Path of the Law"
Morton Schapiro, Northwestern University
"Student Choosing Colleges: Understanding the Matriculation Decision at a Highly Selective Private Institution"
James Alt, Harvard, Government Department
"Enforcement and Public Corruption: Evidence from the US States"
Wendy Martinek, Binghamton, Political Science
"Judicial Selection and Judicial Choice"
Paul Wahlbeck, George Washington, Political Science
Organized by Professors Lee Epstein and Emerson Tiller, J. Landis Martin Professor of Law and Business. The colloquia will take place at 4 p.m. in Schachtman-Gordon Hall (Rubloff 339) on the dates listed below.
Anna L. Harvey, Associate Professor, Department of Politics, New York University
"Confirmation Bias in the United States Supreme Court Judicial Database"
Ryan Owens, Assistant Professor, Harvard University, Department of Government
"Strategic Bargaining on the United States Courts of Appeals"
David S. Law, Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Rui de Figueiredo, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business