David Froomkin

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Graduate Student


I am a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Yale. I work primarily on democratic theory and its application to legal issues, with particular interests in administrative law, legislation, and property. My dissertation examines the contribution that the structure of government makes to democratic accountability, identifying distinctive democratic justifications for a variety of government institutions—including the separation of powers, administrative independence, and administrative due process protections—that have more familiarly been defended on liberal grounds. I received a B.A. from Columbia University in 2015 and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2022.