Adam Kern is a graduate student in the politics department. His current research focuses on taxation and distributive justice. In previous work, he explored the philosophical foundations of freedom of speech and democratic authority, among other subjects.

Adam holds a B.Phil in from Oxford and an A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard. He will receive a J.D. from the NYU School of Law in 2019, where he has studied as a Furman Scholar.

Adam will clerk for Judge Jed S. Rakoff in the Southern District of New York and for Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Selected Publications

“Taxing Pain and Suffering,” NYU Law Review (forthcoming, 2019).

“Our Deeds, Ourselves,” Analysis 72 (2012): 665–67.