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Nicholas Stephanopoulos : Curriculum Vitae


Yale Law School, J.D., 2006
HONORS: 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), M.Phil in European Studies, 2002  
HONORS: Cambridge Overseas Trust Fellowship; Riley Declamation Prize for best speech on a European topic

Harvard University, A.B. in Government, summa cum laude, 2001                   
HONORS: Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society; John Harvard Scholarship (all eight semesters); Kate and Max Greenman Prize for debate


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
Associate, 2007-2010
Practice focused on complex federal litigation, appellate advocacy, and election law.  Drafted sections of ten 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
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.