About Jessica Schoenherr

Graduate Student

Political Science

Michigan State University

Fields: American, Methods

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Email: schoen31@msu.edu

Website: https://jaschoenherr.com/

Google Scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Oo6VXdQAAAAJ&hl=en

Biographical sketch and research interests

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Michigan State University. I study American politics and research methods, with a substantive focus on the United States Supreme Court. My research broadly seeks to identify and document the nature of attorneys’ influence over Supreme Court justices and the law. More specifically, my dissertation examines how attorneys use written legal arguments to appeal to Supreme Court justices. To conduct my analyses, I use data from an original data set that I developed using a combination of hand-coding and machine learning techniques. Outside of my dissertation work, I am also interested in Supreme Court confirmation hearings and am working on several projects about attorney strategies and skills.