June 29, 2021

Constitutional Law Professor Joins Lewis & Clark Law Faculty

Assistant Professor David Schraub brings new perspectives on constitutional, anti-discrimination, and energy law, and the intersection of law and religion, political theory, philosophy, and Jewish studies.

Assistant professor David Schraub joins the faculty of Lewis & Clark Law School this fall, teaching courses on Constitutional Law I and II, Anti-Discrimination Law, and Energy Law.

Prior to joining Lewis & Clark Law School, Schraub held teaching positions at DePaul University College of Law, the University of Illinois Law School, and the University of California, Berkeley. While at UC Berkeley he was the inaugural Darling Foundation Fellow in Public Law and a Senior Research Fellow at Berkeley’s California Constitution Center.

He graduated with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was Articles Editor on the University of Chicago Law Review. He earned his BA in Political Science, magna cum laude and with distinction, from Carleton College and a PhD, also in Political Science, from the University of California, Berkeley.

In addition to his academic positions, Schraub clerked for Judge Diana E. Murphy on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C., with a practice focusing on energy and Indian law matters.

His work is published across academic, public, and broader media channels, including the California Law Review, the American Political Science Review, The Atlantic, and The Jewish Daily Forward.

Schraub spoke about his interest in constitutional law, “It’s where the rubber meets the road on so many important questions of political justice. What is free speech? What is due process? How do we define equity and justice? These are some of the basic issues that constitutional law examines.”

He also stated that he is looking forward to mentoring both law students and undergrad students. “It’s critical to be able to see a possible future for yourself by the example of others. I was lucky to have had a series of tremendous mentors in both college and law school who invested themselves in my future success. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to pay that forward as a professor at Lewis & Clark.”

He and his wife look forward to making Portland their home, exploring the local food scene, and taking in a few Winterhawk games.

“We are thrilled that David is joining us,” said Dean Jennifer Johnson. “His enthusiasm for his legal scholarship, his love of teaching and interest in mentoring ensure that he will be a valued member of our faculty now and for many years.”