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 also served as an instructor for upper-level reading groups on Jurisprudence and Misinformation.
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, McGill, Science Po, and Edinburgh. His work has been published or is forthcoming in 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.