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Department of Political Science


Rahul Hemrajani

Title: Graduate Student
Judicial Politics & Research Methods
Department: Department of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Resources: Personal Website


Rahul Hemrajani is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. His research centers around studying comparative judicial behavior, including how country-level factors condition decision-making by judges in a court. For his dissertation, he develops and applies a cross-national time-series measure of the judicial legitimacy of court systems in over 150 countries. His published and ongoing work also focuses on judging in the Supreme Court of India, protest policing, and heuristic biases in judicial decision-making.

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