Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor David Schraub's research centers on anti-discrimination and constitutional law. He is particularly interested in the development of rhetoric and argumentation over the course of the civil rights movement and how it has been or could be applied in other social justice contexts. Professor Schraub's work has been published or accepted for publication in the California Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Cardozo Law Review De Novo. His current project explores how the emergent ideal of a "post-racial" America will interact with the legal doctrine of strict scrutiny for racial classifications.
Professor Schraub graduated from Carleton College, magna cum laude, with distinction in political science. He then attended the University of Chicago Law School, graduating with high honors as a Kirkland & Ellis Scholar. At the Law School, he was articles editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and received several honors, including the Casper Platt Award for Most Outstanding Paper and the Morrison & Foerster Award for Appellate Brief Writing. Prior to joining the faculty at Illinois, David worked at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC. During the 2012-13 term, he will be clerking for Judge Diana Murphy on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in Minneapolis.