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Tomer Kenneth

Tomer Kenneth JSD

Dissertation Title: Determining Political-truths and Legal-truths

Dissertation Supervisor: Professor John Ferejohn

Biography: 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. Tomer's teaching experience includes leading two upper-level reading groups (1 credit seminars) at NYU, and teaching a 1L Contract at the New York Law School. 

Research: Tomer’s primary research interests include evidence, law & technology, political theory, jurisprudence, and political and legal epistemology. Tomer presented his work at leading universities, including Yale, Vanderbilt, NYU, Cornell, Cambridge, McGill, Sciences Po, and Edinburgh. His work has been published or is forthcoming in the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, Duke Law Journal Online and Harvard Journal on Legislation, among others. (See his ssrn page) 

Tomer’s doctoral project explores how democratic institutions decide about facts. Connecting legal evidence, political theory, and political epistemology, his project addresses the challenges that courts, administrative agencies, and other institutions face when choosing the factual basis that underpins their policy decisions.

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