Nicholas Stephanopoulos’s research and teaching interests include election law, constitutional law, legislation, administrative law, comparative law, and local government law. His academic work has appeared in, among others, the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, NYU Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. He often writes about law and politics for popular publications, and is involved as well in several policy reform initiatives. He has been named to the National Law Journal’s “Chicago’s 40 Under 40.”
Before joining the Law School faculty, he was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. He previously worked in the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block LLP, where his practice focused on complex federal litigation, appellate advocacy (including ten Supreme Court briefs), and election law (particularly redistricting and campaign finance). Before entering private practice, he clerked for Judge Raymond C. Fisher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
A 2006 graduate of Yale Law School, Stephanopoulos also holds an MPhil in European Studies from Cambridge University and an AB in government from Harvard College, graduating summa cum laude in 2001. While at Yale, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law, received the Jewell Prize for best second-year student contribution to a law journal, and was a finalist in both the moot court and mock trial competitions.