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Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law, University of Miami, Florida

Bosch Fellow in Public Policy - Class of Spring 2010


David Abraham is a professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law specializing in property, immigration, and citizenship law, citizenship and identity, and law and transition to capitalism. A historian by training, he received a BA, an MA, and a PhD in history from the University of Chicago. He received a JD in 1989 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After teaching for many years in the history department of Princeton University, he served as law clerk to Judge Leonard Garth of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and as an associate with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. He joined the Miami faculty in 1991. Abraham has published widely on issues of politics and economics in Weimar Germany and is the author of The Collapse of the Weimar Republic, which examined the conditions and fate of a social democratic, class-compromise effort to establish a viable welfare state. More recently, he has written on American labor law, property law, and problems of Verrechtlichung.