Welcome! My name is Brady Dauzat and I'm a third year Political Science PhD student at Emory University. Prior to my third year at Emory, I was a student at The University of Chicago Law School for the 2017 - 2018 academic year as part of a pre-doctoral program to earn a Masters in Legal Studies degree before returning to Emory. My main research area is judicial politics and the impact of legal institutions. In particular, I am interested in how political, resource, and informational constraints that legal systems face impact legal actors, and how this in turn affects legal development and the broader political and economic institutions that courts are embedded in. My research uses a variety of tools in order to explore this question, including applied statistics, machine learning and natural language processing, and formal theory.