Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Political Science & International Affairs


Levi Hudson is a doctoral student studying American Law, Courts, and Politics.


MA in Political Science (Public Law), Georgia State University, 2022

BA in Political Science (Pre-Law), Georgia State University, 2021

More About

Levi Hudson is a first-generation college student who received full Pell Grant assistance during their undergraduate degree. Levi comes from a rural south Georgia county with a population of eight thousand people. The only school in the entire county is a public Title 1 school. Despite that, Levi is currently a Ph.D. student studying American Politics with a focus on State Courts. When he is not studying State Courts and American Politics, Levi enjoys playing video games, golf, and spending time with his wife. Please feel free to use Levi as a resource. He is more than willing to answer any questions you may have to the best of his ability.

Of Note

I completed my Bachelor’s degree in 3 years and Master’s degree in 1 year. My Master’s degree was completed with a thesis titled “Pharmacist of the Bench.”

Areas of Expertise

State Court decision making, Federal Circuit decision making, ideological influences on administrative law case outcomes, Judicial politics, and American Government.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Summa Cum Laude, Honors College Distinction, President’s List, and Rookie Teacher of the Year.

Course Instruction

TA. Georgia State University. First Year EPIC Project Lab. SI. Georgia State University. American Government (POLS 1101).

Teacher (K-12). Lanier County High School. American Government/Civics and World History.

Research Interests

• State court decision making • The influences on and relationships between state courts and government agencies. • How the federal courts and administrative agencies influence the relationship between state high courts and state agencies. • Judicial politics and policy influences • To what degree scientific expertise or consensus restrains judges. • Has the politicization of health agencies influenced when/why judges give deference. • Administrative Law • Health and Education Policy