Published and Ongoing Research (by subject area)


Data

Federal District Courts/Trial Courts/Litigation

  • Christina L. Boyd and Michael J. Nelson. N.d. “The Effects of Trial Judge Gender and Public Opinion on Criminal Sentencing Decisions.” Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law Review.
  • Christina L. Boyd and David A. Hoffman. N.d. “The Use and Reliability of Federal Nature of Suit Codes.” Forthcoming, Michigan State Law Review.
  • Christina L. Boyd and Ethan D. Boldt. 2017. "U.S. District Courts." Routledge Handbook of Judicial Behavior. Robert M. Howard and Kirk A. Randazzo, eds. Routledge. [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2017. “Gatekeeping and Filtering in Trial Courts” in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Judicial Behavior. Lee Epstein and Stefanie A. Lindquist, eds. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2016. "Representation on the Courts? The Effects of Trial Judges' Sex and Race." Political Research Quarterly 69: 788-799.  [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2016. “The Comparative Outputs of Magistrate Judges.” Nevada Law Journal 16:949-982.[.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2015. "The Hierarchical Influence of Courts of Appeals on District Courts." Journal of Legal Studies 44(1): 113-131. [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2015. "Litigant Status and Trial Court Appeal Mobilization." Law & Policy 37(4): 294-323. [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2015. "Opinion Writing in the Federal District Courts." Justice System Journal 36(3): 254-273.  [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2013. "She'll Settle It?" Journal of Law and Courts 1(2): 193-219.  [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd and David A. Hoffman. 2013. "Litigating Toward Settlement." Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization 29(4): 898-929.    [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd, David A. Hoffman, Zoran Obradovic, and Kosta Ristovski. 2013. "Building a Taxonomy of Litigation: Clusters of Causes of Action in Federal Complaints."  Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 10(1): 253-287.  [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd and Jacqueline Sievert. 2013. "Unaccountable Justice? The Decision Making of Magistrate Judges in the Federal District Courts" Justice System Journal 34(3): 249-273.  [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd and David A. Hoffman. 2010. "Disputing Limited Liability"  Northwestern University Law Review. 104(3): 853-916. [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd and James F. Spriggs. 2009. “An Examination of Strategic Anticipation of Appellate Court Preferences by Federal District Court Judges”  Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. 29: 37-80.   [.pdf]
  • Pauline Kim, Margo Schlanger, Christina L. Boyd, and Andrew D. Martin. 2009. “How Should We Study District Judge Decision-Making” Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. 29: 83-112.  [.pdf]

Judicial Diversity

  • Christina L. Boyd and Michael J. Nelson. N.d. “The Effects of Trial Judge Gender and Public Opinion on Criminal Sentencing Decisions.” Forthcoming, Vanderbilt Law Review.
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2016. "Representation on the Courts? The Effects of Trial Judges' Sex and Race." Political Research Quarterly 69: 788-799.  [.pdf]
  • Boyd, Christina L. September 2016. “Diverse federal trial judges are more likely to rule in favor of minorities and women in sex and racial discrimination cases.” London School of Economics’ American Politics and Policy Blog. [url]
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2013. "She'll Settle It?" Journal of Law and Courts 1(2): 193-219.  [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd, Lee Epstein, and Andrew D. Martin. 2010 "Untangling the Causal Effects of Sex on Judging." American Journal of Political Science. 54(2): 389-411. [.pdf] [project page]
  • Christina L. Boyd and Lee Epstein. May 3, 2009. “When Women Rule, It Makes a Difference” Washington Post. [url]
  • Lee Epstein, Christina L. Boyd and Andrew D. Martin. 2008. "The Court(s) and the Election" Miller-McCune Magazine.  [url]

Empirical Analysis/Empirical Legal Studies

  • Christina L. Boyd and David A. Hoffman. N.d. “The Use and Reliability of Federal Nature of Suit Codes.” Forthcoming, Michigan State Law Review.
  • Christina L. Boyd. 2015. "In Defense of Empirical Legal Studies." Buffalo Law Review 63: 363-377. [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd, Lee Epstein, and Andrew D. Martin. 2010 "Untangling the Causal Effects of Sex on Judging." American Journal of Political Science. 54(2): 389-411. [.pdf] [project page]
  • Lee Epstein, Andrew D. Martin, and Christina L. Boyd. 2007. "On the Effective Communication of the Results of  Empirical Studies, Part II." Vanderbilt Law Review. 60:101-146.  [.pdf] [project page]  
  • Pauline Kim, Margo Schlanger, Christina L. Boyd, and Andrew D. Martin. 2009. “How Should We Study District Judge Decision-Making” Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. 29: 83-112.  [.pdf]

Federal Appellate Courts

  • Ryan C. Black, Christina L. Boyd, and Amanda C. Bryan. 2015. "Revisiting the Influence of Law Clerks on the U.S. Supreme Court's Agenda-Setting Process." Marquette Law Review 98(1): 75-109. [.pdf]
  • Ryan C. Black and Christina L. Boyd. 2013. "Selecting the Select Few: The Discuss List and the U.S. Supreme Court’s Agenda-Setting Process." Social Science Quarterly 94(4): 1124-1144.  [.pdf]
  • Ryan C. Black and Christina L. Boyd. 2012. "The Role of Law Clerks in the U.S. Supreme Court's Agenda-Setting Process."  American Politics Research. 40: 147-173  [.pdf]
  • Ryan C. Black and Christina L. Boyd. 2012. "US Supreme Court Agenda Setting and the Role of Litigant Status." Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization. 28(1): 286-312.  [.pdf]
  • Christina L. Boyd, Lee Epstein, and Andrew D. Martin. 2010 "Untangling the Causal Effects of Sex on Judging." American Journal of Political Science. 54(2): 389-411. [.pdf] [project page]

Administrative Law & Bureaucracy

  • National Science Foundation Grant SES-1626932. Principal Investigator. “How Social Security Administration Appeals Fare in the Federal Trial Courts.” Law and Social Sciences and Science of Organizations Programs. (Co-PIs Scott H. Ainsworth and Michael S. Lynch).
  • Christina L. Boyd and Amanda Driscoll. 2013. "Adjudicatory Oversight in Executive Branch Agencies." American Politics Research 41(4): 569-598.  [.pdf]

Judicial Nominations/Confirmations

  • Christina L. Boyd, Michael S. Lynch, and Anthony J. Madonna. 2015. "Nuclear Fallout: Investigating the Effect of Senate Procedural Reform on Judicial Nominations." The Forum 13(4): 623-641. [.pdf]
  • Lee Epstein, Christina L. Boyd and Andrew D. Martin. 2008. "The Court(s) and the Election" Miller-McCune Magazine.  [url]