David Min

Assistant Professor of Law
David Min


Business law, credit cards, economics and law, finance, government regulation and policy, mortgages, real estate law, banking, securities regulation


David Min is a nationally recognized expert on financial markets regulation, and his research interests focus on the law and policy of banking, real estate finance, and capital markets.

Before joining the faculty of UCI Law, Professor Min spent over a decade working in financial regulatory law and policy, including as a staff attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, as an associate in the Securities Litigation practice group of the Washington, DC, law firm WilmerHale, as Banking Committee counsel for Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and as the senior policy advisor and counsel for the Joint Economic Committee of Congress. Professor Min was most recently the Associate Director for Financial Markets Policy at the Center for American Progress, a policy think tank, where he oversaw the efforts of the Mortgage Finance Working Group, a collection of leading mortgage market experts responsible for, among other things, one of the leading proposals on housing finance reform that was described by the Wall Street Journal as “influential” and “one of the most detailed road maps yet for the creation of a housing-finance structure to succeed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.”

Professor Min is regularly quoted on financial markets and housing finance issues, including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Reuters, Associated Press and Bloomberg, and is a frequent contributor to radio and television programs, including NPR’s Marketplace, the Diane Rehm Show, CNBC and Fox News. Professor Min is often asked to speak at local and national events.

Professor Min holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and School of Arts and Sciences, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.

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  • Oct. 19, 2018
    Panelist, Concurrent Session on Activism, Western Law Professors of Color & Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty Joint Conference, University of Nevada Las Vegas Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV
  • March 25, 2017
    Panelist, “Consumer Finance at the Crossroads,” Second Annual Central Banking and Financial Regulation Conference, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Jan. 13, 2017
    Organizer/Host, SoCal Business Law Workshop, for leading business scholars in the region to share scholarship, promote intellectual life and kinship, UCI Law
  • Nov. 10, 2016
    Invited speaker, “The Economics of Housing Affordability,” California Center for Real Estate’s The Real Estate Summit conference: Housing Affordability and California’s Future, Los Angeles
  • Nov. 4-5, 2016
    Invited presenter, American Bankruptcy Institute’s Young Bankruptcy Scholars Work-in-Progress Workshop, Brooklyn Law School
  • Oct. 21, 2016
    Invited participant, Columbia Law School conference on the “New Pedagogy of Financial Regulation”
  • July 12, 2016
    Witness, presenting testimony at House Judiciary Committee hearing on Executive Overreach in Regulatory Enforcement and Infrastructure, Washington, D.C.
  • June 28, 2016
    Speaker, 8th Annual Berle Symposium: Benefit Corporations and the Firm Commitment Universe, Seattle University School of Law
  • May 19, 2016
    Witness, presenting testimony at House Financial Services Committee hearing on bank settlement agreements and appropriations powers, Washington D.C. Video | Transcript (PDF)
  • March 25, 2016
    Moderator, Money Markets panel, “Taking Stock: Financial Regulation Since the Crisis” conference, Vanderbilt Law School
  • November 13-14, 2014
    Speaker, Cirano Institute conference, “Central Banking and Supervision, What Have We Learned Since 2008?” Montreal, QC
  • November 3, 2014:
    Panelist, “FNMA AND FREDDIE MAC – FIX OR NIX?” 7th Annual Real Estate & Economics Symposium, UC Berkeley Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
  • November 22, 2013:
    Hearing on Housing Finance Reform: Developing a Plan for a Smooth Transition, testimony before U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • November 9, 2013:
    Panelist on federal mortgage policy reform at Realtors' Conference, San Francisco, CA
  • September 2013:
    Member of Roundtable on “The Future of Housing Finance: Economic and Policy Insights,” convened by California Association of Realtors to produce executive report
  • June 12, 2013:
    Beyond GSEs: Examples of Successful Housing Finance Models without Explicit Government Guarantees, testimony before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services
  • October 3, 2012:
    Keynote Speaker at the Arizona Housing Alliance's Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ
  • September 26, 2012:
    Panelist on “Using Eminent Domain to Boost Housing: Viable Solution or Constitutional Nightmare?” online webcast
  • September 9, 2012:
    Panelist at the NASAA Conference, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, CA