Rachel A. Schutte

Assistant Professor
Office: 368 Farm Lane, Rd., South Kedzie Hall, Room S303, East Lansing, MI 48824



Rachel A. Schutte (Ph.D., MSU, 2015) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. She was previously an assistant professor at Hunter College – City University of New York (2014-2016). Rachel’s research focuses on decision making in federal appellate courts, with particular emphasis on the collegial and institutional features that constrain and influence the behavior of Supreme Court justices. She is especially interested in the development of legal rules through the Supreme Court’s collegial opinion writing process. Rachel’s work has been published in Political Research Quarterly and Party Politics.