- Associate Professor of Law
- 2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
David Fontana is an Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. Before coming to GW Law, he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, went to law school at Yale, and attended graduate school at Oxford. 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, 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 also writes about constitutional issues for a number of general interest publications, including, most frequently, Slate and The New Republic. He regularly consults with Congress, presidential campaigns, and foreign constitution-drafters on issues of constitutional law.
BA, University of Virginia; JD, Yale University
David Fontana is quoted in The New York Times about preserving the autonomy and the uniqueness of state political communities.
David Fontana is quoted in Slate about the Thompson v. Hebdon case which concerns the state's campaign finance laws.
An amicus brief was filed before the Ninth Circuit involving in democratic self-government.
"Inside the Radical, Self-Destructive, and Probably Impossible Plan to Move the Government Out of Washington"
David Fontana is quoted by Washingtonian in regards to a bill before Congress that would relocate vast parts of the government.