“Beyond my own research, I wanted to ensure that this project was a learning experience that allowed me to connect with my mentors and understand their approaches to scholarly research.”

—Sammy Carey

Carey wrote about the influence of ancient Roman republican tradition on the creation of the American Constitution, particularly the judicial branch. Using books and articles she found at Shields Library to compile quotes from Roman philosophers and the Founding Fathers, Carey was able to draw connections between the Roman theory of mixed government and the structure of the American judiciary.

In Her Own Words

Read Sammy’s reflective essay from her Lang Prize application.