Loyola University Chicago

Department of Political Science

Faculty Profile

Amanda Savage

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  Coffey Hall 322

Phone: 773.508.3047

Email: abryan2@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://www.amandacbryan.com/


Professor Savage’s research and teaching interests include the federal judiciary, especially the US Supreme Court, judicial decision-making, and quantitative methodology. Her research questions, fundamentally, how justices make decisions under various internal and external constraints. She is especially interested in the effect of public opinion on judicial decision-making, how the Supreme Court sets its agenda, and measuring legal development and jurisprudence. Her work has appeared in Political Research Quarterly, American Politics Research, and Justice System Journal.


Ph.D., University of Minnesota