Andrew Osorio

Doctoral Candidate
Primary office:
4060 Wescoe Hall


Andrew Osorio, JD, MPA, is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Affairs & Administration at the University of Kansas where he is a Thomas Page & Barbara Kester Scholar and a recipient of the Mary M Litchfield and Chester Newland Memorial scholarships.


Andrew studied political science and international relations at Pomona College and attended NYU Law where he served as managing editor for a legal journal and held a research fellowship with the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law. Andrew clerked for a justice of the Supreme Court of Hawai‘i during law school and for a U.S. district judge after graduation.


Andrew’s research and teaching interests lay at the intersection of law and public administration where he focuses on constitutional, administrative, regulatory law; nonprofit law; privacy; intergovernmental relations; local government; judicial management; and issues of democracy and bureaucracy. He is also interested in research methods. Andrew has been principal or second chair instructor for courses on law and public management, quantitative methods, ethics in public administration, public policy, and human resource management.


Andrew is an active member of the State Bar of California and is affiliated with the Public Management Research Association and the Surveillance Studies Research Center at the University of Kansas. In addition to a chapter in the upcoming Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy, Andrew’s work has been published in Administration & Society, the New York University Annual Survey of American Law, the Handbook of Public Administration, and the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Andrew was recently selected as a 2019 Emerging Scholar by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). This national award recognizes the outstanding work of doctoral candidates who are seeking a position in academia.