LEGS, or "Law-Engaged Graduate Students," meets during the academic year to discuss a work in progress by one of our Graduate Associates. Academic papers, dissertation proposals, and dissertation chapters have been presented at these meetings, to an audience of fellow graduate students.
Tommaso Pavone is a third year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where he is a Graduate Associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) and the European Union (EU) Program, the editorial assistant at World Politics, and the coordinator of the departmental Qualitative Research Seminar. His current research focus is on studying comparative political and legal development across time and space, particularly in the European Union. Specifically, his dissertation and collaborative research focuses on understanding variation in the litigation and practice of European Union (EU) law across the subnational communities of EU member states by leveraging geographic information systems (GIS) technology, statistical analysis, qualitative interviewing, and historically-grounded process-tracing. More broadly, Pavone is also interested in European integration, the institutional and comparative political analysis of courts, sociolegal analysis, historical institutionalism, and qualitative/mixed methodology. He holds an M.A. degree in Politics from Princeton University (2015), an M.A. degree in social sciences from the University of Chicago (2012), and a B.A. degree in public policy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (2010).
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