Previous Fellows

LAPA has hosted fellows since the 2000-2001 academic year. LAPA alumni come from many countries, many disciplines and many levels of seniority. All have shared a common commitment to the study of law and legal institutions. For more on our LAPA alumni, see the listing of fellows by cohort below. Each former LAPA fellow has her/his own "people page" on the site, reachable by link from the person's name in the cohort listings or from the People Archive.


fellows 2004-2005 Back row: Said Arjomand, Oliver Gerstenberg, Cindy Schoeneck, Paul Frymer, Tom Tyler; Front row: John de Figueiredo, Julie Suk, Kim Scheppele, Stan Katz, Kathy Applegate

Saïd Amir Arjomand , Former Fellow, 2004-2005, LAPA/Crane Fellow
John de Figueiredo , Former Fellow, 2004-2005
Paul Frymer , Director, Professor of Politics
Oliver H. Gerstenberg , Former Fellow, 2004-2005
Kim Lane Scheppele , Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values
Julie Chi-Hye Suk , Former Fellow, 2004-2005
Tom Tyler , Former Fellow, 2004-2005

Saïd Amir Arjomand

While at LAPA
Saïd Amir Arjomand is Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned his Ph.D at the University of Chicago in 1980. He was the founder and first President of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (1996-2002) and Editor of International Sociology (1998-2003). He edited a special double issue of that journal on "Constitutionalism and Political Reconstruction" (March 2003). He has held appointments at St. Antony's College, Oxford, 1982-83; the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, 1984-85; Sociology and Development Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 1989; the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Social Sciences, 1998; and the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, 1993-94. His article, "Constitutions and the Struggle for Political Order: A Study in the Modernization of Political Traditions," European Journal of Sociology (1992), won the Section's Award for the Best Essay in Comparative and Historical Sociology in 1993. His books include The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam (l984), The Turban for the Crown: The Islamic Revolution in Iran (1988), and Rethinking Civilizational Analysis (Edited with Edward Tiryakian, in press). At Princeton, he was the inaugural Martin and Kathleen Crane Fellow in Law and Public Affairs.

John de Figueiredo

While at LAPA
John M. de Figueiredo is an Associate Professor at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the John M. Olin Visiting Senior Fellow in Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. He earned an A.B. from Harvard University, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Between graduate degrees, he worked as a consultant for Monitor Company in Europe. His research interests include interest group behavior, political economy, corporate nonmarket strategy, and law and economics. His papers have appeared in the Journal of Law and Economics, the American Law and Economics Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, and other scholarly journals and books. While at Princeton, he will explore how judicial review of administrative agency decisions affects the lobbying behavior of interest groups in the bureaucracy.

Julie Chi-Hye Suk

While at LAPA
Julie Chi-hye Suk, Law Clerk to the Honorable Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Her primary areas of interest are antidiscrimination law, comparative law, international law, and political theory. She received an A.B. in English and French Literature from Harvard College, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a D.Phil. in Politics from the University of Oxford, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She has recently published, with Judith Resnik, "Adding Insult to Injury: Questioning the Role of Dignity in Conceptions of Sovereignty" (in Stanford Law Review). While at Princeton, she will work on an article comparing conceptions of corrective and distributive justice in the antidiscrimination laws of the United States, United Kingdom, and France, as well as an article considering the export of antidiscrimination and pluralism norms to multiethnic developing societies.

Tom Tyler

Tom R. Tyler is a University Professor at New York University. He teaches in the Psychology Department and the Law School. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from UCLA.

His research focuses on the dynamics of authority in legal, managerial, and political settings. In particular, he studies the role of judgments about the justice of procedures in shaping people's reactions to rules and decisions made by authorities. His books include: The Social Psychology of Procedural Justice (1988); Why People Obey the Law (1990, 2006); Trust in Organizations (Co-edited, 1996); Social Justice in a Diverse Society (1997); Cooperation in Groups (2000); Cooperation in Modern Society (Co-edited, 2000); Social Influences on Ethical Behavior in Organizations (Co-edited, 2001); Trust in the Law (2002); and Psychology and the Design of Legal Institutions (2007).

While at Princeton he completed three projects.  First, he wrote a new afterword for his book Why People Obey the Law, which was reissued by Princeton University Press in 2006.  Second, he wrote a chapter on legitimacy and legitimation for the Annual Review of Psychology (2006).   Finally, he wrote the first draft of a book which is now being published by Princeton University Press.  That book is titled Why People Cooperate: The Role of Social Motivations (2011).