Brackenridge Post #2: My Cohort

One of the most attractive features of the Brackenridge Fellowship was the interdisciplinary aspect. I’ve always been fascinated by other majors, while still being able to recognize that they aren’t quite what I wanted to study. This summer, I hope to learn more from STEM majors and their research. I believe that all our disciplines…

Brackenridge Blog Post #1: Fear and Societal Perceptions in Law

Hello everyone! My name is Christina Prado, and I am a Brackenridge fellow this summer. My research is aimed to determine the relationship between Fear and Societal Perception and Law. My mentor is Professor Bernard Hibbitts, who I have had the pleasure of working with in the past during the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship on…

CURF Post #3: How I Now Define Corruption

I found beginning research to be very difficult. The first few weeks, I found the balance between academics, research, and extracurricular activities to put a strain on my workflow. I also struggled knowing where to start. The idea of corruption proved to be enormous, and nearly impossible to study because of the vastness of the…

CURF #2: The Benefits of Legal Research

I struck an interest in legal corruption while taking an American Legal History course with Professor Bernard Hibbitts. While talking the course, there were common themes of corruption throughout the legal history of America, and I felt that there was a lot of research to be done that hadn’t yet been paid much attention to….

CURF #1: Defining Legal Corruption in America

Hello everyone! My name is Christina Prado, and I am a second semester sophomore this semester. My research is aimed to Define Legal Corruption in America, and my mentor is Professor Bernard Hibbitts.  A copious amount of research has been done on corruption outside of the United States, in countries such as Ukraine, Russia, Venezuela,…