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Dave  Fagundes

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Dave Fagundes

Baker Botts LLP Professor of Law,
Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

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

Dave Fagundes joined the University of Houston Law Center faculty in fall 2016. Professor Fagundes began his teaching career at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California, where he was a professor from 2007 through 2016. Prior to entering academia, Professor Fagundes worked as 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.

Professor Fagundes has twice published articles in the Northwestern University Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, and the Minnesota Law Review. He has also published work in the Texas Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, and Law & Social Inquiry, among others.

Selected Publications

Law & Neighborhood Names, Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2019) (with Nestor Davidson)

Housing, Healthism, and the HUD Smoke-Free Policy, 113 Nw. U. L. Rev. (2019) (with Jessica Roberts)

Clown Eggs, 94 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1313 (2019) (with Aaron Perzanowski)

Why Less Property Is More, 103 Iowa L. Rev. 1361 (2018)

Buying Happiness, 58 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1851 (2017)

The Social Norms of Waiting in Line, 41 L. & Soc. Inquiry 1179 (2017)

The Moral Psychology of Copyright Infringement, 100 Minn. L. Rev. 2433 (2016) (with Christopher Buccafusco)

Talk Derby to Me: Emergent Intellectual Property Norms Governing Roller Derby Pseudonyms, 90 Tex. L. Rev. 1093 (2012)

Trusts & Estates
Statutory Interpretation & Regulation
The Subprime Mortgage Crisis