Dawn Chutkow is a Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Editor of the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Her current research uses empirical, qualitative, and legal analyses to explore the interactions among political institutions, particularly Congress and the courts. She also focuses on judicial politics, torts, constitutional law, and political institutions.
Professor Chutkow practiced law in Chicago, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, before entering academia. She has taught at both the law school and undergraduate level.
She earned an A.B. from Duke University, a J.D. from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.