PluriCourts welcomes two new research assistants in political science
Two research assistants have joined PluriCourts: Louisa Boulaziz and Even Espelid.
Louisa Boulaziz is a master student in Political Science at the University of Oslo (UiO). Her thesis will investigate the relationship between lawyer experience and its importance for winning a case in the European Court of Justice. Her supervisor is postdoctoral fellow at PluriCourts, Silje Synnøve Lyder Hermansen.
At PluriCourts Louisa will mainly be working with the European Court of Justice and collect, gather, clean and compile data which will be a part of a larger ECJ database.
Her main academic interests are European integration and judicial politics, and she loves to work with numbers. She is also a teacher assistant at the Department of Political Science at UiO where she teaches applied statistics using the programming software R for both master and bachelor students.
Even Espelid is also a master student in Political Science at the UiO. His thesis will investigate what factors influence member states’ degree of compliance with the EFTA Courts’ decisions, and in addition what factors affect the judicial behavior of the EFTA Court. He will write his thesis under the supervision of Øyvind Stiansen and co-supervision of Tommaso Pavone, both postdoctoral fellows at PluriCourts.
At PluriCourts, Espelid will mainly be working with the development of a database consisting of the cases of the EFTA Court.