Seth Davis

Assistant Professor of Law

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Administrative law, property, federal Indian law, federal courts, and torts


Prof. Seth Davis’ scholarship explores the design of public and private rights and public and private enforcement by focusing upon unacknowledged border crossings between federal administrative law and federal litigation on one side and property law and tort on the other. His work has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Wisconsin Law Review, and the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Prof. Davis is also a co-author on the forthcoming 2015 supplement to Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law.

After graduating from Columbia Law School, he clerked for the Honorable Douglas H. Ginsburg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Following his clerkship, Prof. Davis served as a volunteer legal intern at the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and then as a litigation associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he specialized in appellate litigation and financial services regulatory law. During his time at O’Melveny, Prof. Davis developed an active pro bono practice representing Indian Tribes and intertribal organizations in appellate litigation.

Current Courses:

Federal Indian Law, Property

Prior Courses

Legal Research and Writing, Property

Recent Publications

Prof. Davis’ Scholarly Papers on SSRN

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