Visiting Assistant Professor
Location: Worrell 3341
Eugene Mazo joined Wake Forest in 2013 and is an expert in constitutional law and the law of democracy. He writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, election law, civil procedure, and torts. Professor Mazo’s research interests touch upon the regulation of the political process, constitutional governance, and democratic development, with particular emphasis on the regulation of elections and on the separation of powers. Prior to becoming a law professor, he founded Parker & Mazo, an appellate law firm that focused on counseling clients in California and Washington, D.C., on various complex litigation matters. He also worked at two major international law firms, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, and was the general counsel of a small company in Silicon Valley. Professor Mazo’s doctoral work focused on understanding law-making in the developing world, particularly in Russia, and he is an authority on U.S.-Russian relations in addition to American constitutional law. He has been a Post-Doctoral Scholar and Research Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) and an Affiliated Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), both at Stanford University, and has been awarded prizes for his research by the John M. Olin Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A member of the California, New York, and District of Columbia bars, Professor Mazo holds a master's degree from Harvard, a doctorate from Oxford, and a law degree from Stanford. He is married to Gwen Parker, an attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center, and is the father of two boys.