Faculty / Staff

Christina L. Boyd

   Assistant Professor. Public Law.
   Ph.D., Washington University, St. Louis
   Email: cLboyd@buffalo.edu
   Phone: 716-645-8439
   Office: 422 Park Hall
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Areas of Teaching and Research Interest: Judicial politics, public law, empirical legal studies, quantitative methods, American institutions

Courses Taught:

PSC 303 - Constitutional Law

PSC 305 - Judicial Politics

PSC 406 - Supreme Court Seminar

PSC 662 - Judicial Process

Current Research:

Judicial decision making in federal district courts and courts of appeals, U.S. Supreme Court agenda setting, propensity score matching.

Brief Bio:

Christina L. Boyd is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her current research focuses on the quantitative examination of federal courts. This work has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy and has appeared in leading law journals and media outlets. Boyd joined the department in 2009. She received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, her J.D. from Wake Forest University in 2004, and her B.A. from the University of Florida in 2001.

Selected Recent Research:

“U.S. Supreme Court Agenda Setting and the Role of Litigant Status.” (with Ryan C. Black) 2012. Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization. 28(1):forthcoming.

“Untangling the Causal Effects of Sex on Judging.” (with Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin) 2010. American Journal of Political Science. 54(2): 389-411.

“Disputing Limited Liability” (with David A. Hoffman) 2010. Northwestern University Law Review. (Vol. 104, Forthcoming).

“On the Effective Communication of the Results of Empirical Studies, Part II.” (with Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin). 2007. Vanderbilt Law Review. 60: 798-846.