Elizabeth Lane

PhD Student

Elizabeth Lane joined the PhD program at Michigan State University in 2013. Her research interests include American politics and research methodology, with an emphasis on the United States Supreme Court and judicial behavior.  Elizabeth’s primary research agenda examines the intersection of law and ideology, by focusing on how legal quality impacts Supreme Court justices’ decision-making.   She received a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant in 2017 to collect archival data at the Library of Congress and pursue this line of research.


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