Geoff McGovern is a Ph.D. student studying judicial politics and applied quantitative methodology at Binghamton University. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Class of 2005, Geoff was the financial director of the Record, as well as its food and wine critic. He daily laments the lack of good Indian cuisine in upstate New York.
Currently teaching Civil Rights and Liberties at Binghamton, Geoff has previously taught "From the Obscene to the Divine," a class in First Amendment Law and Policy, and will be teaching Freedom of Speech Seminar in the Spring 2007 semester. He is active as the advisor and coach of the BU Mock Trial Team, as well.
Geoff's research interests include sua sponte decision-making by SCOTUS, the dynamics of appellate litigation from both the litigants' and the court's perspective, and federal courts.