Hannah Laqueur

Ph.D. candidate, Berkeley Law

A Ph.D. candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at UC Berkeley Law, Hannah Laqueur specializes in law and economics and criminal justice policy; she is also pursuing a masters degree in biostatistics. Before starting graduate school she worked as a policy analyst at the New York City Mayor’s Office. Her research interests include drug policy, policing, social influence processes, and more broadly, the application of behavioral science to questions of public policy. Laqueur's current work uses computer-text processing and machine-learning tools to analyze California parole-suitability hearing transcripts to examine the promises and pitfalls of algorithmic assisted decision-making.