UC Davis School of Law faculty are trailblazers. Our uniquely "majority-minority faculty" consistently ranks in the top 25 for scholarly impact among all U.S. law schools. 

Innovative thinkers whose expertise encompasses the most urgent matters facing our world today, our scholars regularly publish in leading law reviews and journals. They also help put extraordinary recent events into context through books, podcasts, United Nations reports, and opinion pieces in the New York Times and other international media outlets. 

With a wealth of members in the prestigious American Law Institute, the law school is at the forefront of law reform. Two more faculty members – Raquel Aldana and Courtney Joslin – were elected to the ALI this year.

Recent faculty publications
Afra Afsharipour
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
"Bias, Identity and M&A," Wisconsin Law Review (2020)

"Enhanced Scrutiny on the Buy-Side" (with J. Travis Laster), Georgia Law Review (2019)

Raquel E. Aldana
Professor of Law
“A Long Term Vision on Faculty Diversity at UC Davis” (with Josephine Moreno) in Uprooting Bias in the Academy (Springer) (forthcoming)

A Look Back at the Warren Court’s Due Process Revolution Through the Lens of Immigrants (with Thomas O’Donnell), University of the Pacific Law Review (2020)

Kelly Behre
Karima Bennoune
Homer G. Angelo and Ann Berryhill Endowed Chair, Professor of Law and U.N. Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights
“'Lest We Should Sleep': COVID-19 and Human Rights,” Agora Symposium: “International Legal Order and the Global Pandemic,” American Journal of International Law (2020)

Ashutosh Bhagwat
Boochever and Bird Endowed Chair and Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
Our Democratic First Amendment, Cambridge University Press (2020)

The Conscience of the Baker: Religion and Compelled Speech,” William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal (2019)

Karrigan Bork
Acting Professor of Law
“Governing Nature: Bambi Law in a Wall-E World,” Boston College Law Review (forthcoming 2021)

"An Evolutionary Theory of Administrative Law," Southern Methodist University Law Review (2019)

Andrea Cann Chandrasekher
Professor of Law
"Arbitration Nation: Data from Four Providers" (with David Horton), California Law Review (2019)

Gabriel "Jack" Chin
Edward L. Barrett Jr. Chair of Law and Director of Clinical Legal Education

Sowing The Seeds of Chinese Exclusion as the Reconstruction Congress Debates Civil Rights Inclusion (with Lea VanderVelde), Tsinghua China Law Review (2020) and UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal (2020)

William S. Dodge
John D. Ayer Chair in Business Law and Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
Transnational Business Problems (with Detlev F. Vagts, Hannah L. Buxbaum & Harold Hongju Koh), Foundation Press, 6th ed. (2019)

Christopher S. Elmendorf
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
Auctioning the Upzone(with Darien Shanske), Case Western Reserve Law Review (2020)

Stacy-Ann Elvy
Professor of Law
A Commercial Law of Privacy and Security for the Internet of Things, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2021)

Katherine Florey
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
"Substance-Targeted Choice-of-Law Clauses," Virginia Law Review (2020)

Jasmine E. Harris
Professor of Law
Taking Disability Public,University of Pennsylvania Law Review (forthcoming 2021)

"The Aesthetics of Disability," Columbia Law Review (2019)

David Horton
Professor of Law
Heir Hunting(with Reid Kress Weisbord), University of Pennsylvania Law Review (forthcoming 2021)

The Arbitration Rules: Procedural Rulemaking by Arbitration Providers,” Minnesota Law Review (forthcoming 2020)

John P. Hunt
Professor of Law
Student Loan Purpose and the Brunner Test,” Harvard Law & Policy Review (forthcoming 2020)

"Consent to Student-Loan Bankruptcy Discharge," Indiana Law Journal (2020)

Lisa Ikemoto
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
"Moore v. Regents of University of California, Majority Opinion" in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions (Seema Mohapatra & Lindsay Wiley, eds., Oxford University Press) (forthcoming)

A Multi-Theory Account of Reproductive Rights & Justice,” in Research Handbook on Feminist Jurisprudence (Robin West & Cynthia Grant Bowman, eds., Edward Elgar Publishing) (2019)

Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe
Acting Professor of Law
Structuring the Public Defender,” Iowa Law Review (forthcoming 2021)

Elizabeth E. Joh
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law

"Automated Seizures: Police Stops of Self-Driving Cars," New York University Law Review Online (2019)

Kevin R. Johnson
Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies
Immigration Law and Social Justice (with Bill Ong Hing and Jennifer Chacón), Wolters Kluwer, Aspen Casebook Series, 2d ed. (forthcoming 2021)

"Trump's Latinx Repatriation," UCLA Law Review (2019)

Thomas W. Joo
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
A New Paradigm: Rideshare Drivers, Collective Labor Action, and Antitrust” (with Leticia Saucedo) (forthcoming 2021)

The ‘Small Business’ Myth of the Paycheck Protection Program” (with Alex Wheeler), UC Davis Law Review Online (2020)

Courtney G. Joslin
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
"Autonomy in the Family," UCLA Law Review (2019)

(Not) Just Surrogacy,” California Law Review (forthcoming 2021)

Carlton F.W. Larson
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
Peter Lee
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
“Tacit Knowledge and University-Industry Technology Transfer” in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (Jacob H. Rooksby, ed., Edward Elgar Publishing) (2020)

Albert C. Lin
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
Menesh Patel
Acting Professor of Law
Merger Breakups,Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming 2020)

Lisa R. Pruitt
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
"What Hillbilly Elegy Reveals about Race in 21st America" in Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy (Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll, eds., West Virginia University Press) (2019)

"To Recognize the Tyranny of Distance: A Spatial Reading of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt" (with Michele Statz), Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space (2019)

Shayak Sarkar
Acting Professor of Law
Capital Controls as Migrant Controls,” California Law Review (forthcoming 2021)

"Consumer Expectations and Consumer Protection," George Washington Law Review (2020)

Leticia Saucedo
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law
Learning Employment Law (casebook with Francis J. Mootz III & Michael P. Maslanka, eds.), West Academic Publishing (2019)

"Illegitimate Citizenship Rules" (with Rose Cuison-Villazor), Washington University Law Review (2020)

Darien Shanske
Professor of Law
How the States Can Tax Shifted Corporate Profits,” Southern California Law Review (forthcoming 2021)

States Should Consider Partial Wealth Tax Reforms (with David Gamage), Tax Notes State (2020)

Donna Shestowsky
Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law and Director of Lawyering Skills Education Program

How Useful Is Court ADR If People (Still) Don’t Know About It?” in Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Formative Articles (Art Hinshaw, Andrea Schneider & Sarah Cole, eds., Oxford University Press) (forthcoming 2021)

Brian Soucek
Professor of Law
The Constitutional Irrelevance of Art,” North Carolina Law Review (forthcoming 2021)

Discriminatory Paycheck Protection,” California Law Review Online (2020)

Aaron Tang
Professor of Law
"Life After Janus," Columbia Law Review (2019)

School Vouchers, Special Education & the Supreme Court,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review (2019)

Dennis J. Ventry, Jr.
Professor of Law