Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Location: Worrell 3315
Eugene Mazo is an expert in constitutional law and the law of democracy. He writes in the areas of constitutional law, election law, and the separation of powers, and he teaches those courses and also contracts, torts, and civil procedure. Professor Mazo’s research concerns constitutional governance, democratic development, and the regulation of the political process, with particular emphasis on the regulation of elections and 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 in Washington, D.C., on various complex litigation matters. He also worked for two major international firms—Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton—and served as the general counsel of a small company in Silicon Valley.
Professor Mazo’s prior doctoral work focused on understanding constitution-making in developing countries, particularly in Russia and Eastern Europe, 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), 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, and he has received grants from the John M. Olin Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A member of the California, District of Columbia, and New York bars, Professor Mazo received his master's degree from Harvard, his doctorate from Oxford, and a law degree from Stanford.