Biography

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

Professor Mazo teaches at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey. During the 2017-2018 academic year, he taught at the University of Maryland's Francis King Carey School of Law and at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He was a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at both schools. He has also taught at the law schools of George Mason University and Wake Forest University.

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 treasurer of the Section on Election Law and on the executive committee of the Section on Constitutional Law. He was previously chair of the Section on New Law Professors.

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 received grants from the Social Science Research Council and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and he is a past recipient of the Paul & Daisty Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Professor Mazo has frequently been cited in the media, including in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial 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 academic articles can be downloaded from 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. In law school, he served as articles editor of the Stanford Law Review and as editor-in-chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law. 

Prior to beginning his teaching career, Professor Mazo worked as an associate at a New York law firm and as the general counsel of a small company in California. He was raised in Newark, New Jersey.