Aditya Bamzai

  • Associate Professor of Law

Aditya Bamzai’s primary teaching and research interests are in the fields of 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.

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. In the latter capacity, he argued a number of cases relating to national security and the separation of powers before the federal courts of appeals, including the third reported case decided by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review in its four-decade history. Earlier in his career, he served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States 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
"The Attorney General and Early Appointments Clause Practice," 93 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1501 (2018). SSRN
"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)SSRN

"Justice Scalia and the Evolution of Chevron Deference," 21 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 295 (2017) (invited speech). SSRN

"A Trespass Framework for the Crime of Hacking" (with Josh Goldfoot), 84 G.W.U. L. Rev. 1477 (2016) (invited symposium). SSRN | HeinOnline (PDF)

"Marbury v. Madison and the Concept of Judicial Deference," 81 Mo. L. Rev. 1057 (2016) (invited symposium). SSRN HeinOnline (PDF)

Current Courses

All Courses

Civil Prodecure
Computer Crime Law