David Fontana

David Fontana

David Fontana

Samuel Tyler Research Professor


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David Fontana is the Samuel Tyler Research Professor at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC. He is the author or co-author of papers on constitutional or comparative constitutional law that have been or will be published by leading scholarly journals in law and political science, including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Texas Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review, among others. Professor Fontana has won numerous awards for his teaching at the law school, graduate and undergraduate levels.

He also writes about constitutional issues for a number of general interest publications, including most frequently as a contributor to the Washington Post Magazine. Professor Fontana regularly consults with Congress, presidential campaigns, and foreign constitution-drafters on issues of constitutional law. His new book on the problems caused by politics being controlled by a few neighborhoods in a few metropolitan areas is forthcoming in 2024.

Professor Fontana was the Daniel P.S. Paul Visiting Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School in the spring of 2023.

In the News

"Amy Coney Barrett’s Long Game"

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"America’s Hidden Crisis of Power and Place"

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"Trump Picked the Youngest Judges to Sit on the Federal Bench. Your Move, Biden."

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