David Dana
David Dana

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Faculty and Research
Professor of Law, Northwestern School of Law
Professor of Strategy (Courtesy)

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David Dana is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Faculty and Research at the Northwestern University Law School. He is a leading scholar in the fields of environmental, property, intellectual property, and professional responsibility law. Before becoming a professor, he was an environmental litigator in both the private (Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering) and public (U.S. Department of Justice) sectors.

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B.A., 1985, Social Studies, Harvard University, summa cum laude
J.D., 1988, Law, Harvard University, magna cum laude
M.A., 1985, Social Studies, Harvard University, summa cum laude

Academic Positions
Kirkland & Ellis Professor of Law, Law, Northwestern University, 2004-present
Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, 2003-2003
Visiting Professor of Law, Tel-Aviv University, 1999-1999
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Viriginia, 1997-1997
Associate Professor of Law, then Professor of Law, School of Law, Boston University, 1993-1999

Other Professional Experience
Trial Attorney, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1991-1993
Associate, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, 1989-1991
Judicial Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1988-1989

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Legal Issues In Real Estate (REAL-447-0)
This course presents an overview of the real estate development process, providing the necessary context for making sound decisions regarding the use of legal services and counseling. The class offers an introduction to a range of legal issues that may confront real estate managers and developers. Subjects covered include: land acquisition, ownership structures, real estate financing, environmental due diligence, zoning, development incentives, landlord-tenant issues, and condominium development. Guest speakers with specialized expertise will address a number of the topics.