David Bernstein (law professor)

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David Bernstein
David Bernstein by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born 1967
Alma mater Brandeis University (B.A.),Yale Law School, (J.D)
Occupation Law professor, author
Known for The Volokh Conspiracy

David E. Bernstein (born 1967) is a law professor at the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where he has taught since 1995.[1] His primary areas of scholarly research are constitutional history and the admissibility of expert testimony. Bernstein is a contributor to the legal blog, The Volokh Conspiracy. Bernstein is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy, a Claude Lambe Fellow of the Institute for Humane Studies, and a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal. He received his B.A. degree summa cum laude with honors in History from Brandeis University.


Selected law review articles and review essays
  • "The Due Process Right to Earn a Living: A Brighter Future Ahead?", 126 Yale L.J. F. 287 (2016)
  • "Substantive Due Process: It’s Complicated", 95 Tex. L. Rev. See Also 1 (2016)
  • "The Misbegotten Judicial Resistance to the Daubert Revolution", 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 27 (2014)
  • "The Mainstreaming of Libertarian Constitutional Thought", 76 L. & Contemp. Probs. 43 (2014)(with Ilya Somin)
  • "The Misbegotten Judicial Resistance to the Daubert Revolution", 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 27 (2013)
  • "Excluding Unfit workers: Social Control Versus Social Justice in the Age of Economic Reform," 72 L. & Contemp. Probs. 177 (2009) (with Thomas C. Leonard)
  • "Revisiting Yick Wo v. Hopkins", 2008 Ill. L. Rev. 1393
  • "Expert Witnesses, Adversarial Bias, and the (Partial) Failure of the Daubert Revolution", 93 Iowa L. Rev. 451 (2008)
  • "The Red Menace Revisited", 100 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1295 (2006)
  • "Learning the Wrong Lessons from an American Tragedy", 104 Mich. L. Rev. 1961 (2006)
  • "Judicial Power and Civil Rights Reconsidered", 114 Yale L.J. 593 (2004) (with Ilya Somin)
  • "Lochner's Feminist Legacy", 101 Mich. L. Rev. 1960 (2003)
  • "Lochner's Legacy's Legacy", 82 Tex L. Rev. 1 (2003)
  • "Lochner Era Revisionism, Revised: Lochner and the Origins of Fundamental Rights Constitutionalism", 82 Geo. L.J. 1 (2003)
  • "Lochner, Parity, and the Chinese Laundry Cases", 41 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 211 (1999) (symposium)
  • "The Breast Implant Fiasco", 87 Calif. L. Rev. 457 (1999)
  • "Philip Sober Restraining Philip Drunk: Buchanan v. Warley in Historical Perspective", 51 Vand. L. Rev. 799 (1998)
  • "The Law and Economics of Post-Civil War Restrictions on Interstate Migration by African-Americans", 74 Tex. L. Rev. 781 (1998)


  1. ^ "Bernstein, David - Scalia Law School". Retrieved September 2, 2018. 

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