Assistant Professor of Law
Harvard Law School
Nikolas Bowie is an assistant professor of law at Harvard Law School. He is a historian who teaches and writes about federal and state constitutional law and local government law.
Professor Bowie received a BA in history from Yale and a JD and PhD in history from Harvard. He wrote his dissertation on the history of American corporations since 1629, emphasizing how people have thought of corporations as forms of government that require the same checks and balances as states. Between law school and graduate school, Professor Bowie clerked for Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Justice Sonia Sotomayor of the US Supreme Court.