Faculty Profiles

Stephen Nayak-Young

Stephen Nayak-Young

Law and Philosophy Program Fellow
B.A. University of British Columbia, 1997
J.D. Harvard Law School, 2000
M.A. University of Toronto, 2008
Ph.D. University of Michigan, expected 2014

Stephen Nayak-Young is a Fellow in Law and Philosophy at UCLA School of Law for 2014-2016.  His research and teaching interests are primarily in philosophy of law, social and political philosophy, and ethics.

Nayak-Young earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto.  Nayak-Young expects to receive his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan in 2014.

Nayak-Young has received numerous honors and awards, including the Michigan Philosophy Departmental Fellowships, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship, the Rackham Research Fellowship, and the Weinberg Dissertation Fellowship.

After obtaining his J.D., Nayak-Young worked as a Corporate and Transactional Associate for Cooley Godward LLP, and was a Business Litigation Associate for Quinn Emanuel LLP.  He was an Editor for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and an Employment Litigation Associate for Pyle Rome PC.

Nayak-Young’s scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, and in Emerging Issues in Employment Discrimination Law.