Krystle Cobran

Department of Political Science
Visiting Lecturer

Department of Political Science

Ms. Cobran studies the Supreme Court’s race jurisprudence within the context of primary, secondary, and higher education. Her scholarship includes development of the benevolence-justice construct; an alternative theory of analysis for Justice Clarence Thomas’ writing in Grutter v. Bollinger.

  • JD, George Washington University Law School 2011,
  • M.P.P., College of William and Mary 2010 2010, Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy
  • B.A., University of Florida 2006, Political Science
More About

She is currently working on a book project with Robert K. Christensen exploring the question, “Do Courts Matter?” which incorporates quantitative and qualitative analyses to evaluate the impact of court administrative behavior on social justice post-Brown v. Board of Education.

Areas of Expertise
  • Supreme Court Jurisprudence on Race in Education
  • American Courts, Race, and Social Issues
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Georgia, Spring 2016
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Public Administration, University of Georgia 2014 -2015
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 2011 – 2012
  • Inaugural Bolin Fellow Recipient, Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, 2009
Course Instruction
  • POLS 4780 Special Topics in Law: Race & the Courts
Research Interests
  • Supreme Court Jurisprudence on Race in Education
  • Constitutional law
Selected Publications
  • “The Benevolence-Justice Construct,” Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives, 3(2) (Fall 2011): 203 – 228.