Nicholas Almendares

J.D., New York University School of Law
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Politics, New York University,

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Contact Info:

Nicholas Almendares
Department of Politics
New York University
19 West 4th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012-1119


phone: (212) 998-8500
fax: (212) 995-4184


Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., New York University, Department of Politics, 2012 (expected)
     Dissertation: "Delegated Authority and Judicial Review"      M.A., 2004

J.D., cum laude, New York University, School of Law, 2009
     Journal: Annual Survey of American Law—Symposium Editor ("Tort Law in the Shadow of Agency Preemption"), Staff Editor
     Dwight D. Opperman Scholar

B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, magna cum laude with distinction, Amherst College, 2002

Research Interests

Public Law, Bureaucracy, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Political Theory, Torts, Economic Analysis of Law, Formal Theory


"Blame-Shifting, Judicial Review, and Public Welfare," 27 Journal of Law & Politics 239 (2012)

"Politicization of Bureaucracy," SAGE International Encyclopedia of Political Science (2011)

"Strategic Coordination and the Law" (with Dimitri Landa), 25 Law and Philosophy 501 (2007)

Work in Progress

"Collective Action in the Equilibrium View of Joint Intention" (with Dimitri Landa)

"Increasing Leverage: Judicial Review as a Democracy-Enhancing Institution" (with Patrick Le Bihan)

"Joint Criminal Liability" (with Dimitri Landa)

"A Joint Intention Analysis of RICO"


Teaching Assistant (New York University, Department of Politics)
     American Constitution
     Civil Liberties
     Political Theory
     Power and Politics in America