Tonja Jacobi joined Northwestern Law School in 2004. She earned her PhD in political science from Stanford University, where she wrote her dissertation on separation of powers constraints on the judiciary. She also holds a Masters from the University of California, Berkeley and a law degree with first class honors from the Australian National University. Her areas of interest include judicial politics and behavior, advice and consent nominations, and constitutional criminal procedure. Her current projects include a formal model of judicial choice among cases for certiorari, and a theory of judicial review centered on constitutional stability.
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