Biography

Eugene Mazo is a leading expert in the law of democracy.  His research focuses on election law, legislation, the regulation of the political process, democratic development, and constitutional design. 

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Professor Mazo will be teaching at the University of Baltimore School of Law and at the University of Maryland's Francis King Carey School of Law. He is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at both schools.

At the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the scholarly umbrella organization that overseas law schools in the United States, Professor Mazo currently serves as chair of the Section on New Law Professors. He is also the treasurer of the Section on Election Law and serves on the executive committee of the Section on Constitutional Law.

Professor Mazo has long been a scholar of the democratic process. He was a post-doctoral scholar and research fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), an affiliated scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), and a visiting researcher at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), all at Stanford University. He has been awarded grants for his research by the John M. Olin Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 

Professor Mazo has frequently been cited in the media, including in The New York TimesFinancial TimesInternational Herald TribuneSan Jose Mercury News, and Foreign Policy. He has been a guest blogger for Prawfsblawg and can often be found ruminating about democracy on Twitter. His articles are available at the Social Science Research Network

A graduate of Columbia College, Professor Mazo holds a master's degree from Harvard, a doctorate in politics from Oxford, and a law degree from Stanford, where he was articles editor of the Stanford Law Review and editor-in-chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law. 

Prior to beginning his academic career, Professor Mazo worked as an associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and was the general counsel of a small company in Silicon Valley.