Eagleton Faculty, Staff and Visiting Associates
Yael Bromberg is a constitutional rights attorney with twenty years of experience in community organizing, advocacy, and campaigns. She counsels and represents individuals, organizations, and unions in state and federal courts across the country. Her docket includes election law, voting rights, free speech, ethics, civil rights, and labor cases and projects.
Bromberg is principal of Bromberg Law LLC, and serves as chief counsel and strategic advisor for The Andrew Goodman Foundation, a national organization in over 25 states dedicated to making youth votes and voices a powerful force in democracy. She is of counsel to NJ labor law firm Weissman & Mintz LLC, and a lecturer at Rutgers Law School where she teaches election law and the political process. She serves as faculty advisor for Rutgers Law Review’s 2022 symposium, Voting Rights Reform: The 26th Amendment, Youth Power, and the Potential for a Third Reconstruction. Her legal scholarship,Youth Voting Rights and the Unfulfilled Promise of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment, is widely cited and has been dubbed a groundbreaking study and legal and organizing call for arms.
Bromberg was previously a supervising attorney and teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Civil Rights Clinic and Voting Rights Institute,where she received an LLM in Advocacy with distinction. She worked in the Washington, D.C. headquarters of Common Cause, and clerked for nearly three years with the late Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Bromberg has had a long and successful career at Rutgers University. She is a graduate of Douglass College where she double majored in Applied Environmental Sciences and Political Science. Upon graduation, she worked with the Rutgers School of Management & Labor Relations on a study of the working lives and employment misclassification of New Jersey port truckers, funded by the National Science Foundation and the NJ Department of Labor. At Rutgers Law, she was a Kinoy/Stavis Fellow in the Rutgers Constitutional Litigation Clinic, submissions editor for the Women’s Rights Law Reporter, and received upon graduation the Eli Jarmel Memorial Award for greatest interest and proficiency in public interest law. In 2015, she received the Eric Neisser Public Service Alumni Award, and is the youngest recipient of the award.
Bromberg is barred in New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia, and admitted to practice in the Sixth and Seventh United States Courts of Appeals.
She is a regular commentator and contributor on democracy issues, and has been featured on CSPAN, the Washington Post, The Hill, Slate, NPR, The Guardian, WBAI, CBS News, The National Constitution Center’s We The People podcast, Inside Higher Ed, University Business Magazine, and other publications and news outlets.