Kristen M. Renberg, Ph.D., is a J.D. candidate at Duke University School of Law. She studies judicial behavior and access to justice in courtrooms across the United States. Her dissertation explores the ways in which courts strategically organize themselves to encourage or evade appellate review. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Merced. Kristen completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University in 2020.