David Lebow

LLSO Associate Director


David Lebow is Program Director and Assistant Senior Instructional Professor in Law, Letters, and Society. He teaches “Introduction to Law, Letters, and Society” in the fall, “American Constitutional Law” in the winter, and “Legal Reasoning” in the spring.

His primary research interests lie in critical theory, democratic theory, history of political thought, constitutional law, and American political development. His book manuscript, Capital’s Constitution, shows how capitalism, understood broadly as a social formation, has given rise to discernible patterns of periodic recurrence and ongoing change shaping the legal development of American democracy.

He has a PhD in political science from Yale University and a JD from the Yale Law School. He has previously been a Lecturer in the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University and a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow in Law at the European University Institute. He has published in Review of PoliticsJournal of Political IdeologiesPerspectives on Politics, and in edited volumes.