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

Articles & Reviews

Judicial Deference and Doctrinal Clarity, 82 Ohio State Law Journal 585-610 (2021).
Taft, Frankfurter, and the First Presidential For-Cause Removal, 52 University of Richmond Law Review 691-726 (2018).
The Attorney General and Early Appointments Clause Practice, 93 Notre Dame Law Review 1501-1516 (2018).
The Origins of Judicial Deference to Executive Interpretation, 126 Yale Law Journal 908-1001 (2017).
A Trespass Framework for the Crime of Hacking (with Josh Goldfoot), 84 George Washington Law Review 177-1499 (2016).
Justice Scalia and the Evolution of Chevron Deference, 21 Texas Review of Law and Policy 295-301 (2016).
Marbury v. Madison and the Concept of Judicial Deference, 81 Missouri Law Review 1057-1073 (2016).
Counting the Hands on Borden Ranch (with Timothy S. Bishop & Christina Tilley), 34 Environmental Law Reporter News & Analysis 10040-10044 (2004).
The Wasteful Duplication Thesis in Natural Monopoly Regulation Comment, 71 University of Chicago Law Review 1525-1548 (2004).

Reports & Datasets

Op-Eds, Blogs, Shorter Works

What Can Philosophy Teach Us About Administrative Law?, Yale Journal on Regulation Notice & Comment (April 21, 2021).
The Takings Clause, the Tucker Act, and Knick v. Township of Scott (with David N. Goldman), Yale Journal of Regulation: Notice & Comment (October 9, 2018).
The Constitutional Law of “You’re Fired” (with Saikrishna Prakash), National Review (January 24, 2017).
Is Barney Frank Right about the President’s Power to Remove the CFPB Director? (with John F. Duffy), Notice & Comment (January 10, 2017).
The President’s Removal Power and the PHH Litigation, Notice & Comment (November 22, 2016).
The Somewhat Independent FBI Director (with Saikrishna Prakash), LA Times A15 (2016).

Current Courses

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All Courses

Civil Procedure
Computer Crime Law


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