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Rebecca Gill

Associate Professor, Political Science

Director, Women's Research Institute of Nevada

Expertise: Interdisciplinarity, Gender and race bias, Performance evaluation, Elections, Women and politics, Judicial selection, Judicial decision-making, American courts, American constitutional law & policy


Rebecca Gill brings a decidedly interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to understanding important social issues involving law, courts, and social norms. Gill is an expert on judges, judicial selection, and race and gender bias. She is an engaging speaker with experience presenting to a wide range of audiences, including via radio and television. As the director of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada, Gill is particularly excited to talk about the wide range of research about gender, women, and girls here at UNLV.

Gill is the recipient of a multi-year National Science Foundation grant to investigate implicit bias in judicial performance evaluations. She is also working on other research involving gender and courts, including the role of masculinity and social norms on the selection and behavior of judges American Courts.

Gill's research has appeared in the Law & Society Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, Ohio State Law Journal, and a number of other high profile scholarly journals. Her work has also been featured in a number of popular outlets, like the Washington Post, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Wall Street Journal Law Blog, and the Empirical Legal Studies Blog. Gill is the co-author of Judicialization of Politics: The Interplay of Institutional Structure, Legal Doctrine, and Politics on the High Court of Australia.

Rebecca Gill In The News

Jan 16, 2018

The #metoo movement is all about personalizing the issue of harassment, bringing it from the abstract to the concrete and personal. But every choice to disclose involves professional and personal risks, as evidenced by one professor’s recent comments at the Southern Political Science Association and on social media.

Jan 16, 2018

When CES kicked off Tuesday morning, it was the second consecutive CES without any women in top keynote slots — those addressing the entire conference.

Aug 3, 2015

If you get a speeding ticket from a traffic cop, you have a right to fight it. And you don’t have to pay the fine until the case is resolved in court.

Jun 12, 2015
Chivalry is not dead in the U.S. courts of appeal, according to a new study.

Articles Featuring Rebecca Gill

Sep 9, 2016
Campus News

Boyd School of Law professors discuss presidential powers and UNLV's upcoming Constitution Day event.

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