The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

David  Fagundes


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J.D., Harvard Law School
A.B., Harvard College

Dave Fagundes is visiting the University of Houston Law Center from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California, where he is a Professor of Law. Prior to entering academia, Professor Fagundes was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, an associate at the Washington, D.C. office of Jenner & Block, LLP, and a clerk to Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Professor Fagundes' scholarship focuses on tangible and intangible property. His most recent work investigates the moral psychology of property transgression; the emergence and operation of norm-based schemes for governing informal property such as roller derby nicknames and places in queues; and the effect of property acquisition on owners’ subjective well-being.

His articles have appeared in the Minnesota Law Review (twice), the Iowa Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, and the Northwestern University Law Review, among others. Professor Fagundes is visiting the University of Houston Law Center for the 2015-16 academic year. In Fall 2015, he will teach Property. In Spring 2016, he will teach Statutory Interpretation as well as a seminar on the mortgage crisis.