Tom Clark is Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science at Emory University. His research and teaching interests are in judicial politics, American politics, and law-making. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, among others. His book, The Limits of Judicial Independence, was published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press and won the William Riker award for the best book in political economy. His current research projects include studies of judicial learning and communication and the statistical analysis of legal rules and doctrine. Clark received his BA from Rutgers University in 2003 and his PhD from Princeton University in 2008.