Lucie Kneip is a sophomore studying political science and global affairs. Her research interests include political legitimacy and instability in Latin America, transnational migration, and international jurisprudence. Kneip pinpoints her experience working with immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border in 2018 as a revelatory moment, as she was challenged to examine the failures of political systems in providing basic rights and protections to individuals. She is currently working with Dr. Aníbal Pérez-Liñán to research judicial tenure and retirement and institutional design across countries and courts. Through her reasearch with Dr. Pérez-Liñán, Kneip hopes to analyze the efficacy of various judiciary designs and identify regional and structural trends that influence said designs. In addition to being an International Scholar, Kneip is a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program.