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Dane R Thorley
I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at Columbia University and a JD Candidate at Yale Law School. My research focuses on using randomized field experiments and naturally occurring randomizations to study courts, judicial behavior, and contracts. I am passionate about the growing role of field experimentation in addressing law and policy and recently published a paper with Don Green outlining its method, scope, and application in legal scholarship.
I am currently conducting experiments exploring judicial behavior, judicial campaign finance, the efficacy of legal representation, and theories of contract stickiness and rescission. I am also writing an evaluation of the use of random judicial assignment in legal studies and a review of the legal and ethical implications of randomized experiments in the courtroom.
Before joining the JD and PhD programs at Yale and Columbia, I worked as a research assistant in Uganda and studied political science and Korean at Brigham Young University.