Jennifer Nou

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor
Law School 

Jennifer Nou’s research and teaching interests are focused on administrative law, election law, and legislation and statutory interpretation. Her most recent work, “Agency Self-Insulation under Presidential Review,” published in the Harvard Law Review, explores how agencies may act strategically to insulate their policy decisions from presidential review and reversal. 

Nou is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she was a member of the Yale Law Journal and served as a Coker Fellow. After graduation, she was a law clerk to Judge Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and subsequently to Justice Stephen Breyer of the United States Supreme Court. She also served as special assistant to the administrator and policy analyst in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the executive branch office responsible for coordinating the review of federal regulations. Most recently, she was a Public Law Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. 

Prior to attending law school, Nou received her undergraduate degree in economics and political science from Yale College, as well as a master of philosophy in politics from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar. Her work has also appeared in the Northwestern Law Review and the Journal of Legal Studies

Nou joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2013.

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