David Howarth grew up on Mossley Estate, a council estate in Bloxwich in Staffordshire, going to Queen Mary’s Grammar School, Walsall. Attending Clare College, Cambridge, he was President of Union of Clare Students, and was on the committee of Cambridge University Liberal Club.
David gained a BA in Law in 1981. He then won a scholarship to Yale Law School, gaining an LLM in 1983. In 1985, he gained an MPhil from Yale University in Sociology. While at Yale, he was involved in Jesse Jackson’s 1984 presidential campaign.
He was a lecturer in Land Economy, Law and Economics at the University of Cambridge between 1988 and 2005, where he has been a Fellow of Clare College since 1985. He specialised in constitutional law and tort law. He stood for the Cambridgeshire seat of Peterborough in 1997, and had stood for the Cambridge seat in 1992 and 2001, before finally winning it in 2005.
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