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Tomer Kenneth

Tomer Kenneth JSD

Dissertation Title: Chasing Veritas: A Study of Political-Truths and How to Determine Them

Dissertation Supervisor: Professor John Ferejohn

Biography:

Tomer Kenneth is a JSD Candidate from Israel. He received an LL.M. in Legal Theory from NYU School of Law in 2019, where he was awarded the Dean’s Graduate Award. Before joining NYU, Tomer served as a Clerk for the Hon. Justice Salim Joubran, Deputy President of the Supreme Court of Israel.

Tomer completed his first law degree (LL.B., cum laude) from the Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya, Israel). He served as the Editor of IDC's Law and Business Law Review and held research and teaching assistant positions in various legal fields. Amongst others, Tomer worked with Professor Amnon Rubinstein as a research assistant and editor of his book “Tribes of Israel: Together and Apart – Liberalism and Multiculturalism in Israel in the Jewish State” (2017). Tomer is a member of the Israeli Bar since 2017.

Research:

Tomer’s primary academic interests include democratic theories, jurisprudence, epistemology, public law, and law and technology. His doctoral dissertation confronts legal and political challenges posed by the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ and ‘misinformation,’ and explores how democracies should determine the truths upon which political decisions are made.