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Amy E. Semet
Amy Semet is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project and she spent the 2014-2015 academic year as a Visiting Lecturer teaching statistics and American politics at Dartmouth College.
Amy received a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia in 2015. She also holds a B.A. in Government and History from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Amy practiced law full-time, mainly in the areas of intellectual property law and general commercial litigation, at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York for several years. She also clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington D.C.
Amy's research focuses broadly on the institutional development of the American administrative state and in applying quantitative techniques to the study of legal issues. Her work is interdisciplinary in nature, incorporating elements from law, political science, statistics and history. Thematically, she is interested in studying how political actors influence institutional structure and agency decision-making. She seeks to explore topics relating to the intersection of statutory interpretation and administrative law as well as to how the American public forms its opinion on constitutional issues and controversies. She also is interested in studying American political development, and the role that Congress has played in shaping the American state.
More information on Amy's research and teaching interest is available at http://www.amysemet.com