David Schraub


David Schraub is a Lecturer at the law school and Senior Research Fellow at the California Constitution Center; he is also a doctoral candidate in the UC-Berkeley Department of Political Science. From 2014-16, David was Berkeley Law’s inaugural Darling Foundation Fellow in Public Law. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of constitutional and anti-discrimination law, law and religion, and energy law. In particular, David’s research considers the non-legal effects of legal decisions, including how judicial rulings affect the social meaning of concepts such as “equality,” “due process”, and “discrimination”. David’s scholarship has been published in, among other locations, the California Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, and Social Theory and Practice.

Prior to joining the Berkeley faculty, David served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and clerked for Judge Diana E. Murphy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. In addition, he was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., focusing his practice on energy and Indian law matters. He graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, and earned his degree in Political Science, magna cum laude and with distinction, from Carleton College.