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Professor Nicholas Almendares

Visiting Assistant Professor

Nicholas Almendares received his J.D. from the New York University School of Law and his Ph.D. from NYU’s Department of Politics. Prior to coming to Seton Hall he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Tulane University Law School where he was also affiliated with the Murphy Institute for Political Economy. He clerked for the Honorable Janis Graham Jack in the Southern District of Texas.

His research and teaching interests include civil procedure, torts, election law, legal theory, and law and economics. His scholarship includes proposals for alternative approaches to campaign financing following Citizens United, highlighting the unexpected democracy-enhancing effects of judicial review, and the dangers of aggressive judicial review of administrative agencies. His recent work concerns class action doctrine and its relationship to collective entities like corporations and states and a broad-ranging project on the implications of joint intention, such as its application to complicity and conspiracy.



The False Allure of Settlement Pressure, Loy. U. Chi. L.J. ((forthcoming))

Joint Intention and Accomplice Liability, (2017) (with Dimitri Landa)

Beyond Citizens United, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 2756 (2016) (with Catherine Hafer)

Blame-Shifting, Judicial Review, and Public Welfare, 27 J.L. & Pol. 239 (2012)


Mixed Motives in the Equilibrium View of Joint Intention, 173 Phil. Stud. 733 (2016) (with Dimitri Landa)

Increasing Leverage: Judicial Review as a Democracy-Enhancing Institution, 10 Q.J. Pol. Sci. 357 (2015) (with Patrick Le Bihan)

Strategic Coordination and the Law, 25 L. & Phil. 501 (2007) (with Dimitri Landa)


Politicization of Bureaucracy, International Encyclopedia of Political Science (Bertrand Badie, et al. eds., SAGE 2011)