Aditya Bamzai is a professor of law at the University of Virginia. He teaches administrative law, advanced administrative law, civil procedure, computer crime and conflicts of law, and he has written about these and related subjects. His work on the development of American administrative law has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review and various other journals. He is a coauthor of the forthcoming ninth edition of the casebook Administrative Law: The American Public Law System, Cases and Materials.
Bamzai has argued cases relating to the separation of powers and national security in the U.S. Supreme Court, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, D.C. Circuit and other federal courts of appeals. From 2019 to 2021, he served as a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a federal agency charged with ensuring that the government’s national security efforts are balanced with the need to protect privacy and civil liberties.
Before entering the academy, Bamzai was an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and an appellate attorney in both private practice and for the National Security Division of the Department of Justice. Earlier in his career, he was a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the editor-in-chief of the law review.