James Sasso is a joint Ph.D./J.D. student with Princeton’s Department of Politics and Harvard Law School. Currently, he is completing his fourth year of the Ph.D. program at Princeton, where he works at the intersection of American Political Development and Public Law. His dissertation studies how national Republicans and Democrats have used partisan litigation to pursue political goals throughout American history and how partisan litigation affects the American political system. He will graduate from Harvard Law School in May of 2019.
During his time at Princeton, James was selected as an Arthur Liman Fellow for his demonstrated commitment to finding a career in public service. He has also participated in a graduate conference with the Tobin Project. As an undergraduate at Boston College, from which he graduated summa cum laude with majors in History and Political Science and as a member of Phi Betta Kappa, James led a mentoring program for freshmen males and guided a weekend vocational retreat. When not thinking about politics and law, James plays basketball, hikes with his dog, or cooks for friends and family.