Aditya Bamzai

  • Professor of Law

Aditya Bamzai teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime. He joined the University of Virginia School of Law’s faculty as an associate professor in June 2016. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the George Washington University Law Review and the Missouri Law Review, among other journals. He has argued cases relating to the separation of powers and national security in the U.S. Supreme Court, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, D.C. Circuit and other federal courts of appeals.

Before entering the academy, Bamzai served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as an appellate attorney in both private practice and for the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the editor-in-chief of the law review.


  • J.D.
    University of Chicago Law School
  • B.A.
    Yale University
"Delegation and Interpretive Discretion: Gundy, Ksior, and the Formation and Future of Administrative Law," 133 Harv. L. Rev. (2019).
“Taft, Frankfurter, and the First Presidential For-Cause Removal,” 52 U. Rich. L. Rev. 691 (2018).
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“The Attorney General and Early Appointments Clause Practice,” 93 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1501 (2018).
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“Brief of Professor Aditya Bamzai as Amicus Curiae in Support of Neither Party, Dalmazzi et al. v. United States” (2017).
“The Origins of Judicial Deference to Executive Interpretation,” 126 Yale L.J. 908 (2017).
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“Justice Scalia and the Evolution of Chevron Deference," 21 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 295 (2017) (invited speech).
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“A Trespass Framework for the Crime of Hacking” (with Josh Goldfoot), 84 G.W.U. L. Rev. 1477 (2016) (invited symposium).
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Marbury v. Madison and the Concept of Judicial Deference,” 81 Mo. L. Rev. 1057 (2016) (invited symposium).
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Civil Procedure
Computer Crime Law


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