Rm. 1110 King Hall
- J.D., University of California, Los Angeles 2004, Order of the Coif
- B.A., cum laude American Studies, Carleton College 1997
Acting Professor of Law
David Horton joined the UC Davis faculty in 2012, after three years at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He received his B.A. cum laude from Carleton College in 1997 and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2004. At UCLA, he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review. He then practiced at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and clerked for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. From 2007 to 2009, he taught legal research and writing at UC Berkeley School of Law.
Horton’s research focuses on wills and trusts, federal arbitration law, and contracts. His recent work has appeared or will soon appear in the NYU Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, University of Colorado Law Review, and Virginia Law Review in Brief, among others. He also wrote an amicus brief on behalf of contracts professors in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, the recent Supreme Court case.... Close
Special InterestsContracts, Trusts, Wills, And Estate Planning, Federal Arbitration Law
Selected Career Highlights
- Associate Professor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
- Lecturer in Residence, UC Berkeley School of Law
- Associate, Horton & Roberts LLP
- Law Clerk for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte, United States District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose, CA
- Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP
- Federal Arbitration Act Preemption: Purposivism and State Public Policy, 101 Geo. L.J. – (forthcoming 2013)
- Testation and Speech, 101 Geo. L.J. -- (forthcoming 2012).
- The Federal Arbitration Act and Testamentary Instruments, 90 N.C. L. Rev. 1027 (2012).
- Arbitration and Inalienability: A Critique of the Vindication of Rights Doctrine, 60 U. Kan. L. Rev. 723 (2012) (invited symposium contribution).
- Unconscionability Wars, 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. 387 (2012) (originally published at 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 13 (2011)).
- Arbitration as Delegation, 86 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 437 (2011).
- The Mandatory Core of Section 4 of the Federal Arbitration Act, 96 Va. L. Rev. In Brief 1 (2010).
- The Shadow Terms: Contract Procedure and Unilateral Amendments, 57 UCLA L. Rev. 605 (2010).
- Unconscionability in the Law of Trusts, 84 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1675 (2009).
- Flipping the Script: Contra Proferentem and Standard Form Contracts, 80 U. Colo. L. Rev. 431 (2009).
- The Uneasy Case for California’s Care Custodian Statute, 12 Chap. U. L. Rev. 47 (2008) (solicited submission).
- Extreme Sports and Assumption of Risk: A Blueprint, 38 U.S.F. L. Rev. 599 (2004).
- Comment, Rethinking Assumption of Risk and Sports Spectators, 51 UCLA L. Rev. 339 (2003).