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Nicholas Stephanopoulos : Education and Experience


Yale Law School
JD, 2006

  • Jewell Prize for best student contribution to a law journal
  • Morris Tyler Moot Court: Harlan Fiske Stone Prize Finalist
  • Moot Court Board
  • Thomas Swan Barristers’ Union: John Currier Gallagher Prize Finalist

University of Cambridge (Pembroke College)
MPhil in European Studies, 2002  

  • Cambridge Overseas Trust Fellowship
  • Riley Declamation Prize for best speech on a European topic

Harvard University
AB summa cum laude in government, 2001                   

  • Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society
  • John Harvard Scholarship (all eight semesters)
  • Kate and Max Greenman Prize for debate


The University of Chicago Law School
Assistant Professor of Law, 2012-Present

  • Research interests include election law, constitutional law, legislation, administrative law, comparative law, and local government law
  • Classes taught include Election Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, the Comparative Law of Democracy, Cheating, and Public Opinion, Public Policy, and the Law
  • Help organize Public Law & Legal Theory Workshop
  • Serve on Clinical and Experiential Learning Committee

Columbia Law School
Associate-in-Law, 2010-2012

  • Taught Legal Practice Workshop to first-year law students
  • Coordinated weekly Associates’ and Fellows’ Workshop
  • Contributed to redistricting project

Jenner & Block LLP Washington, D.C.
Associate, 2007-2010

  • Practice focused on complex federal litigation, appellate advocacy, and election law
  • Drafted sections of 10 Supreme Court briefs on subjects including Voting Rights Act, campaign finance, and criminal procedure

Obama for America
Volunteer Attorney, 2007-2008

  • Carried out legal work for Obama presidential campaign
  • Served in Election Day legal “war room"

Hon. Raymond C. Fisher, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals San Francisco, CA
Law Clerk, 2006-2007

  • Wrote bench memoranda addressing all aspects of federal appellate cases
  • Worked with judge on draft majority opinions, concurrences, and dissents
  • Assisted judge with preparations for oral argument