Professor. Author. Attorney.

Expert and Consultant in Education Leadership, Law & Policy


About David C. Bloomfield

Photo Credit: Paula Vlodkowsky

Photo Credit: Paula Vlodkowsky

David C. Bloomfield (J.D., Columbia; M.P.A., Princeton) is Professor of Education Leadership, Law & Policy at Brooklyn College and The CUNY Graduate Center.  


The author of American Public Education Law and a Contributor to The Daily Beast and other publications, he received the first Paul Robeson Prize in Minority Legal Studies from Columbia Law School and holds certification as a school district superintendent and principal. Prof. Bloomfield is available for expert testimony in education-related proceedings, consulting, public speaking, and press commentary.

Bloomfield brings broad professional background to this work. His experience includes public, independent, and religious education; public and private law practice; school district administration; government agency and elected official staff positions; not-for-profit management; and higher education. He served as an elementary and middle school teacher; Law Clerk to Hon. Robert L. Carter (S.D.N.Y.); Associate in the Education Practice Group at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C.; Assistant New York City Corporation Counsel; General Counsel, New York City Board of Education; General Counsel and Senior Education Adviser to the Manhattan Borough President; and Executive Director for public education programs at the Partnership for New York City. His extensive volunteer activities include service on not-for-profit boards and as an elected parent member and President of New York's Citywide Council on High Schools.  

"David Bloomfield is not only brilliant, but a wonderful speaker, and we all learned so much about how the legal system works. The resources he provided are invaluable.”

Special Educator
Professional Development, "Taking Back Your Legal Life"
NYC Department of Education


Selected Writing


David C. Bloomfield is a frequent commentator in print, digital, and broadcast media. He has appeared in Education Week, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Politico, New York Post, WPIX, Fox5NY, WNET, and others


"Thanks again! You are always so thoughtful, and you have an amazingly effective way to express complicated concepts! Working as an education reporter, I am very lucky to be in touch with you and I am very grateful for your kind availability!"

Francesca Berardi
The Teacher Project
Columbia University School of Journalism

Consulting & Expert Testimony

Professor Bloomfield consults for public and private agencies, schools, attorneys, and public officials.  He also serves as an expert witness in a variety of school law and education-related proceedings.

He specializes in:

  • Federal, state, and local legislation & regulatory matters
  • Community outreach and policy adoption strategies
  • Public and private school management
  • Policy & political analysis
  • Instructional leadership
  • Teacher, principal, superintendent, and school board duty of care and professional standards
  • Student & professsional discipline, tenure, child custody, harassment, additional matters
  • Other areas of education policy, administration, and teaching


"David served as an expert witness in multiple proceedings for our firm. His combined legal and education expertise proved invaluable. We will consult with him on future cases!"

Tracy L. Bullett, Partner
Tabner, Ryan & Keniry, LLP
Albany, NY


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