Prof. David S. Schoenbrod

Trustee Professor of Law, New York Law School

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Environmental Law & Property Rights • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Corporations, Securities & Antitrust

From 1972-79, Schoenbrod served as one of the leaders of the Natural Resources Defense Council, where he campaigned to reduce lead in gasoline, resurrect the then-decrepit New York City subway, and protect the environment of Puerto Rico. Previously, he was Director of Program Development at the community development project that Senator Robert Kennedy established in Bedford Stuyvesant. He has also been a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and the American Enterprise Institute.

His books include

D.C. Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington (Encounter Books, 2017) with forewords by Governor Howard Dean and Senator Mike Lee;

Breaking the Logjam: Environmental Protection That Will Work (Yale University Press, 2010)(with Richard B. Stewart and Katrina M. Wyman);

Saving Our Environment from Washington: How Congress Grabs Power, Shirks Responsibility, and Shortchanges the People (Yale University Press, 2005);

Democracy by Decree: What Happens When Courts Run Government (Yale University Press, 2003) (with Ross Sandler); and

Power Without Responsibility: How Congress Abuses the People Through Delegation (Yale University Press, 1993).

In addition to writing scholarly articles, he has frequently contributed opinion pieces to the Wall Street Journal, The Hill, the New York Times, and other publications.

He has an undergraduate degree from Yale College, a graduate degree in economics from Oxford University, which he attended as a Marshall Scholar, and a law degree from Yale Law School.

2019 National Lawyers Convention


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