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Christina L. Boyd

Professor of Law

We are excited to welcome our newest faculty members to WashULaw beginning July 1, 2024.

Christina L. Boyd holds a J.D. and Ph.D in political science. Her teaching and research focus on judicial behavior, empirical legal studies, judicial diversity, and trial courts and litigation. Professor Boyd’s research has been funded by the National Science Foundation on multiple occasions. Her previous publications have appeared in Oxford University Press, Stanford University Press, and leading political science and law journals such as the American Political Science ReviewAmerican Journal of Political ScienceJournal of Empirical Legal StudiesJournal of Law, Economics, & OrganizationJournal of Legal Studies; Law & Society ReviewNorthwestern University Law Review; and Vanderbilt Law Review. Her research has been discussed in media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, FiveThirtyEight, Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, and National Public Radio. Her new book, Supreme Bias: Gender and Race in U.S. Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings (Stanford University Press, 2023; with Collins and Ringhand) was recently honored with the C. Herman Pritchett Book Award as the best book published in the previous calendar year by the American Political Science Association’s Law and Courts Section. In 2023, Boyd’s article, “How the Trump Administration’s Quota Policy Transformed Immigration Judging” (American Political Science Review, with Blasingame, Carlos, and Ornstein), was the recipient of the Midwest Political Science Association Evan Ringquist and American Political Science Association Law & Courts Section Best Conference Paper awards. Professor Boyd is also an award-winning teacher and mentor.

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