David Weber
David P. Weber
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law

Dean Weber joined the Creighton University School of Law faculty in 2008. At the University of Minnesota he was co-editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade (now the Minnesota Journal of International Law). He is a member of Order of the Coif.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dean Weber worked as an associate at the multinational firm of Fredrickson & Byron, P.A., with its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he did corporate work including work in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate counseling and entity formation with a special focus on undocumented entrepreneurs. Dean Weber has lived and worked abroad in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Dean Weber’s scholarship focuses on two distinct fields of interest: immigration and real property and mortgages. His work has appeared in many notable journals including the Marquette Law Review, The American Bankruptcy Law Journal, the Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal and the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. His work has been cited by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, American Law Reports (ALR), and American Jurisprudence (Am.Jur.).

Dean Weber has served on several non-profit boards of directors and currently serves as the Board Vice President of the Heartland Workers’ Center (Centro Laboral). He has been cited in national publications such as the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and the Associated Press, as well as many local news outlets. He frequently engages in pro bono immigration work with Catholic Charities as well as informal advising with other community organizations.

He was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2014.

  • B.A. (2001), St. John’s University
  • J.D. (2005), University of Minnesota
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts I
  • Contracts II
  • Immigration Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Sports and Entertainment Law

My goal is to make every student a more rigorous, analytical thinker. Challenging students to defend their beliefs and opinions is useful, but in my experience it is even more useful to force students to come up with innovative, client-centered solutions to complex problems. I love watching students first comprehend the doctrinal substance of the law and then move to a broader understanding of its practical application. Especially in my upper level courses, I strive to create academic experiences that are practice-oriented and skills-intensive.”

“In class discussion we cover many scenarios where students see that law is not necessarily justice. My passion in teaching at Creighton is to give students the knowledge and skills necessary to become constant advocates for justice.

  • David P. Weber, Cities and States Battle Back: Taking the Fight to the Zombie (Mortgages) and Abandoned Properties, PROB. & PROP., Jan./Feb. 2015, at 42.
  • David P. Weber, Zombie Mortgages, Real Estate, and the Fallout for the Survivors, 45 N.M. L. Rev. 37 (2014). David P. Weber, Immigration Reform: Stuck on Repeat, CREIGHTON LAW., Fall 2014, at 12.
  • David P. Weber, The Ethics of Attorneys Using an Individual’s Unauthorized Immigrant Status Against Them, NEB. LAW., Sept./Oct. 2013, at 19.
  • David P. Weber, Restricting the Freedom of Contract: A Fundamental Prohibition, 16 YALE HUM. RTS. & DEV. L.J. 51 (2013).
  • David P. Weber, State and Local Regulation of Immigration: The Need for a Bilateral (Reciprocal) Ratchet, 18 ILSA J. INT’L & COMP. L. 707 (2012).
  • Regulaciones Estatales y Locales de Inmigración: La Necesidad Para un Trinquete Bilateral, 18 ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law 835 (2013)
  • The Ethics of Attorneys Using an Individual’s Unauthorized Immigrant Status Against Them, The Nebraska Lawyer, Sept./Oct. 2013, at 19
  • State and Local Regulation of Immigration: The Need for a Bilateral (Reciprocal) Ratchet, 18 ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law 707 (2013)
  • Restricting the Freedom of Contract: A Fundamental Prohibition, 16 Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal 51 (2013)
  • The Murky Mess of MERS: The Complications of Collecting on Promissory Notes when MERS is Around, CONSIDERCHAPTER13.ORG (Apr. 10, 2011)
  • The Coercive Use of Immigration Status in a Civil Society, The Nebraska Lawyer, Nov./Dec. 2011, at 11
  • The Magic of the Mortgage Electronic Registration System: It Is and It Isn’t, 85 The American Bankruptcy Law Journal 239 (2011)
  • (Unfair) Advantage: Damocles’ Sword and the Coercive Use of Immigration Status in a Civil Society, 94 Marquette Law Review 613 (2010) 
  • David Weber and Barbara Schwartz, Asylum Practice and Procedure, in GETTING THE ANSWER, GETTING IT RIGHT: AN IMMIGRATION LAW SEMINAR (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed., 2010).