Nicholas Bagley is an assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School. He teaches and writes in the areas of health law, administrative law, and regulatory theory. Nick’s work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Journal on Health Politics, Policy and Law. His academic papers are available here.


Before joining the law school in 2010, Nick was an attorney with the Appellate Staff in the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he argued a dozen cases before the courts of appeals and acted as lead counsel in many more. Nick has served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Prior to getting a law degree at New York University Law School, he joined Teach For America and taught eighth-grade English at a public school in the South Bronx.


Recent Posts by Nicholas Bagley

Making Sense Of ‘Invisible Risk Sharing’

Before Congress recessed last week, the House amended the pending American Health Care Act to include an “Invisible Risk-Sharing Program,” funded with $15 billion over nine years. What should we make of claims that this approach caused premiums to plummet in Maine and can make a big dent nationally?

Struggling To Stabilize: 3Rs Litigation And The Future Of The ACA Exchanges

One day, ACA Marketplace plans may cover many of the 11 percent of Americans who remain uninsured. But the three programs---reinsurance, risk corridors, and risk adjustment---that the ACA’s drafters hoped would help stabilize premiums in the revamped markets have not performed as expected.

What Are The States Doing To Prepare For King v. Burwell? (Part 3)

Given the stakes and the compressed timeframe, what, if anything, are the states doing to prepare for the possibility of a government defeat in King v. Burwell? In these case studies, we examine the situations in North Carolina and Utah.

What Are The States Doing To Prepare For King v. Burwell? (Part 2)

Given the stakes and the compressed timeframe, what, if anything, are the states doing to prepare for the possibility of a government defeat in King v. Burwell? In these case studies, we examine the cases of Michigan and New Hampshire.

What Are The States Doing To Prepare For King v. Burwell? (Part 1)

Given the stakes and the compressed timeframe, what, if anything, are the states doing to prepare for the possibility of a government defeat in King v. Burwell?