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UREP Fellow

UREP Fellow #1

I seek one or more undergraduate research assistants to assist in a study that investigates presidential speeches regarding U.S. Supreme Court decisions. The research assistant(s) may compile readings on presidential-judicial interactions and judicial independence; collect and analyze data on the effect of these speeches; and help design a survey experiment to gauge public reactions to the speeches. This research is part of a book project that examines how presidents use public speeches to take positions on, and react to, Supreme Court decisions. This is a 1 to 3 credit assistantship. 


Professor Collins

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UREP Fellow


Legal Studies 250. Experience with surveys and/or database software preferred.


Fall 2017

Application instructions: 

Email a resume, cover letter detailing your interest in the project, and the name of one professor who can serve as a reference.