Professor of Law
Phone: (312) 503-1458
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Tonja Jacobi is a Professor of Law, having joined Northwestern Law School in 2004. Jacobi earned her PhD in political science from Stanford University, where she wrote her dissertation on separation of powers constraints on the judiciary. She also holds a Masters from the University of California, Berkeley and a law degree from the Australian National University. Her areas of interest include judicial politics, game theory, American governmental institutions and constitutional law. Her current projects include an empirical assessment of the ideological nature of intellectual property cases, a survey of public choice as applied to the judiciary, and a formal model of judicial-congressional interactions in constitutional issues.
Areas of Expertise
- Judicial Politics
- Game Theory
- American Democracy
- Constitutional Law
View Additional publications
- Strategic Judicial Preference Revelation: Signaling in Judicial Nominations in journal of law, economics, and organization 585-676 (forthcoming). (with Alvaro Bustos)
- The Law and Economics of the Exclusionary Rule in 87 notre dame law review (2011).
- Competing Models of Judicial Coalition Formation and Case Outcome Determination in 1 journal of legal analysis 411-458 (2009).
- The Role of Politics and Economics in Explaining Variation in Litigation Rates in the U.S. States in 38 journal of legal studies 205-233 (2009).
- Taking the Measure of Ideology: Empirically Measuring Supreme Court Cases in 98 georgetown law journal 1-75 (2009). (with Matthew Sag )
- Super Medians in 61 stanford law review 37-99 (2008). (with Lee Epstein )
- BA with honors, Australian National University
- LLB with honors, Australian National University
- MA, University of California, Berkeley
- PhD, Stanford University
Lecturer, 2003, Stanford University
Teaching Assistant, 2001-2002, Stanford University
Research Assistant, 2000, University of California, Berkeley
Teaching Assistant, fall 1999, University of Canberra Law School