Nick Bednar is a researcher in the fields of Bureaucracy, Administrative Law, and Immigration Law. His research interests include agency design, rulemaking, presidential control, statutory interpretation, asylum and refugee law, and executive-branch policymaking. His most recent work explores standards of review related to agency interpretations of statutes.

His work has appeared in a number of law reviews and specialty journals, including George Washington Law ReviewMinnesota Law Review, Vanderblit Law Review: En Banc, and Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment.

Currently, he is a doctoral student in the Political Science Department at Vanderbilt University. Prior to enrolling at Vanderbilt, he served as a law clerk at the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Minnesota Court of Appeals. In 2016, he received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, where the faculty awarded him the William B. Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service. In 2012, he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Political Science and History.