Nicholas  Almendares

Nicholas Almendares

Associate Professor of Law

  • BA, Amherst College 2002
  • JD, New York University 2009
  • PhD, New York University 2014

Nicholas Almendares joined the Maurer School of Law faculty in 2020 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was program director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy. He has taught at the Seton Hall University School of Law and Tulane University Law School and clerked for the Honorable Janis Graham Jack in the Southern District of Texas. His research focuses on accountability and democracy across areas of law, such as class actions, separation of powers, collective responsibility, and campaign financing. His work takes an interdisciplinary approach, often drawing upon economics, social science, and philosophy.

Almendares received his law degree from New York University School of Law, where he was a Dwight D. Opperman Scholar and organized the symposium "Tort Law in the Shadow of Preemption." He also earned his PhD in politics from New York University, with specialties in political economy and political theory. He has presented at workshops both in the United States and abroad; in addition to law reviews, his work appears in philosophy and political science journals.

Selected Works
  • Accountability
  • Democracy
  • Administrative law
  • Class actions and aggregate litigation
  • Collective responsibility and liability