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Tomer Kenneth

Tomer Kenneth JSD

Dissertation Title: Determining Political-truths and Legal-truths

Dissertation Supervisor: Professor John Ferejohn


Tomer Kenneth is a JSD candidate at NYU and a fellow at the Information Law Institute. He clerked for the Hon. Justice Salim Joubran, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel. Tomer holds an LL.M. in Legal Theory from NYU Law (2019, Dean’s Graduate Award), and an LL.B. (cum laude) from Reichman University (IDC Herzliya, Israel), where he also served as the Editor of the Law Review and held research and teaching assistant positions in various legal fields. At NYU, He served as an instructor for upper-level reading groups and as a graduate teaching assistant.



Tomer’s primary research interests include evidence, political theory, jurisprudence, political and legal epistemology, and law & technology (mainly platform regulation). Tomer presented his work in online and in-person conferences at leading universities, including Yale, Vanderbilt, NYU, Cornell, McGill, and Edinburgh. His early work was published in US and Israeli law reviews. 

Tomer’s doctoral project explores how states should determine factual truth-claims. Drawing mainly on political philosophy and the legal theory of evidence, his project casts light on how democratic state actors establish the factual basis that substantiates policy decisions.