Nicholas Nugent

  • Program Director, Karsh Center for Law and Democracy

Nick Nugent is the program director for the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. Nugent earned his undergraduate degrees from Indiana University in computer science and music, and received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where he attended on a full scholarship.

During law school, Nugent served as managing editor for the Vanderbilt Law Review. After graduating, he practiced patent law with Finnegan before working as in-house corporate counsel for Microsoft and then Amazon. He researches in the area of internet governance and has published in the Vanderbilt Law Review and the Colorado Technology Law Journal.



  • J.D.
    Vanderbilt Law School
  • B.S.
    Indiana University
  • B.M.
    Indiana University

“Toward a RFRA That Works,” 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1027 (2008).

“Masters of Their Own Domains: Property Rights as a Bulwark Against DNS Censorship,” 19 Colo. Tech. L. J. 43 (2021).

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