Nicholas Stephanopoulos’s research and teaching interests include election law, constitutional law, legislation, administrative law, comparative law, and local government law. His work has appeared in, among others, the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Before joining the University of Chicago faculty, he was an associate-in-law at Columbia Law School. He previously worked in the Washington, DC, office of Jenner & Block LLP, where his practice focused on complex federal litigation, appellate advocacy (including 10 Supreme Court briefs), and election law. 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 in 2001. While at Yale, he served as editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of International Law, received the Jewell Prize for best student contribution to a law journal, and was a finalist in both the moot court and mock trial competitions.
Stephanopoulos joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2012.