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Nina Varsava

Expert on legal ethics and bioethics, procedure, and courts.

Assistant Professor, Law School Law School Home page


  • Judicial decisionmaking, judicial opinions, federal and state courts
  • Procedural justice
  • Legal ethics and professional responsibilities of lawyers
  • Professional responsibility and ethics in biomedical research and health care
  • Law and ethics of consent, especially in the context of precision medicine research


  • Former state supreme court law clerk
  • “The Role of Dissents in the Formation of Precedent” (Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy, 2019)
  • "How to Realize the Value of Stare Decisis: Options for Following Precedent” (Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, 2018)
  • “Elements of Judicial Style: A Quantitative Guide to Neil Gorsuch’s Opinion Writing” (NYU Law Review Online, 2018)
  • “Beyond Consent: Building Trusting Relationships with Diverse Populations in Precision Medicine Research” (with Stephanie Kraft et al.) (American Journal of Bioethics, 2018)