Law professor Martin installed as Nagel Chair May 9, 2013 SHARE Andrew D. Martin, PhD, vice dean at Washington University School of Law, delivers his address, “Institutional Empiricism in the 21st Century,” during his installation as the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science. Andrew D. Martin, PhD, vice dean at Washington University School of Law, recently was installed as the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science. This professorship honors Martin’s work as both a professor of law and a professor of political science in Arts & Sciences. He also serves as the founding director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law. Since 2000, when he joined the Washington University faculty, Martin has mentored nearly 20 doctoral students and received the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award in 2011 from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. In addition, he is a principal of Principia Empirica LLC, an analytics consultancy that provides empirically grounded recommendations to businesses, law firms, government agencies and nonprofits. With an expertise in the study of judicial decision making, and a special emphasis on the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower federal courts, Martin also works extensively in the field of political methodology and applied statistics. “Andrew has become a giant among scholars and professors of constitutional law and political science,” said Kent Syverud, dean of the law school and the Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor, during the installation ceremony. “His dozens of articles are careful, rigorous and insightful. They’ve come to define the standard for empirical studies of courts in the United States and in the world.”In addition to Syverud, Barbara A. Schaal, PhD, dean of the faculty and Mary-Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences, offered remarks during Martin’s installation as the Nagel Chair. Lee Epstein, PhD, Provost Professor of Law and Political Science and the Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California, introduced Martin after a welcome by Edward S. Macias, PhD, provost and the Barbara and David Thomas Distinguished Professor in Arts & Sciences. The Nagel Chair was established through a bequest from Daniel Noyes Kirby in 1945. It honors Charles Nagel, Kirby’s longtime friend, law partner and fellow lecturer at Washington University School of Law. Nagel was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1881 to 1883, a member of the Republican National Committee from 1908 to 1912, and U.S. secretary of commerce and labor in the cabinet of President William Howard Taft from 1909 to 1913.