P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Jennifer Nou, 2005

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School

Jennifer Nou is the child of an immigrant from South Korea

Fellowship awarded to support work towards a JD in Law at Yale University

JENNIFER NOU is a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

Jennifer was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to parents of Korean descent, who were both naturalized in 1980.

Jennifer graduated in 2008 from Yale Law School, where she served on the Yale Law Journal and as a Coker Fellow. Before law school, she received a BA from Yale University with a double major in political science and economics, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Truman Scholarship. At Oxford University, she completed her MPhil in politics with distinction, where she was a Marshall Scholar.

As an undergraduate, Jennifer was the founder of Yale End Domestic Violence, the outreach coordinator of the Yale Women's Center and the vice president of the Yale Mock Trial Association.

After graduation, she was a law clerk to Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and then to Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States. From August 2010 to December 2011, Jennifer worked at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as a policy analyst and special assistant to Administrator Cass Sunstein.

Jennifer's primary research and teaching interests include administrative law, election law, legislation and statutory interpretation, and torts. Other interests include federal courts, environmental law, welfare law, and contracts.

  • JD Law | Yale University 2008
  • DPhil Politics | University of Oxford 2005
  • MPhil Politics (Theory) | University of Oxford 2004
  • BA Political Science | Yale University 2002
Work History
  • University of Chicago Law School, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law
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