Stefanie A. Lindquist is Associate Dean for External Affairs and the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Law at the University of Texas Law School, where she has taught since 2008. Prior to her arrival in Texas, she taught political science and law at Vanderbilt University (2004-2008) and at the University of Georgia (1996-2004). She holds the J.D. from Temple University School of Law and the PhD in Political Science from the University of South Carolina. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Anthony J. Scirica at the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, and practiced law at Latham and Watkins in Washington, D.C. She also worked for one year (1998-1999) as a Research Associate at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington D.C. assisting committees of the Federal Judicial Conference address questions of judicial administration.
Lindquist's research focuses on judicial behavior in the federal and state appellate courts. In Judging on a Collegial Court: Influences on Federal Appellate Decision Making (University of Virginia Press 2006), Lindquist and co-authors Wendy Martinek and Virginia Hettinger explored dissensus on the federal courts of appeals by evaluating factors that influenced circuit court judges' decisions to dissent, concur, and reverse the lower court. In Measuring Judicial Activism (Oxford University Press 2009), Lindquist and co-author Frank Cross identified objective, empirical measures of judicial activism on the United States Supreme Court. Other research has been published in numerous political science and law journals.
Lindquist teaches courses in Legislation, Federal Courts, and Administrative Law. She also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Government at the University of Texas.
University of Texas School of Law, Fort Worth
Presentation to the Board of Trustees, University of Texas School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, on "The Strategy of Judicial Review."
Northwestern University School of Law
Invited Presentation at Northwestern University School of Law, Conference on the Legacy of Justice Stevens, "Prelude to the Court: Justice Stevens on the Seventh Circuit."
American Political Science Association, Law and Courts Section
Awarded for Best Paper Presented at any International, National or Regional Political Science Conference in 2010 by the American Political Science Association, Law and Courts Section for paper entitled "National Policy Preferences and Judicial Review of State Statutes in the United States Supreme Court."