David P. Weber, JD
David P. Weber, JD

David P. Weber, JD

Professor
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
School of Law

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Law

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts I and II
  • Immigration Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Sports and Entertainment Law

Biography

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.

Education

  • BA (2001), St. John’s University
  • JD (2005), University of Minnesota

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • David P. Weber, Taxing Zombies: Killing Zombie Mortgages with Differential Property Taxes, Illinois Law Review, 2017, 3, 2016
  • David P. Weber, Pay “Parity” in the Beautiful Game, Creighton Lawyer, 2016
  • David P. Weber, Cities and States Battle Back: Taking the Fight to the Zombie (Mortgages) and Abandoned Properties, Prob. & Prop, at 42., 2015
  • David P. Weber, Immigration Reform: Stuck on Repeat, Creighton Law, at 12., 2014
  • David P. Weber, Zombie Mortgages, Real Estate, and the Fallout for the Survivors, 45 N.M. L. Rev. 37., 2014
  • David P. Weber, The Ethics of Attorneys Using an Individual's Unauthorized Immigrant Status Against Them, Neb. Law, at 19., 2013
  • David P. Weber, Restricting the Freedom of Contract: A Fundamental Prohibition, 16 Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J. 51, 2013
  • David P. Weber, Regulaciones Estatales y Locales de Inmigración: La Necesidad Para un Trinquete Bilateral, 18 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L. 835, 2012
  • 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
  • David P. Weber, The Coercive Use of Immigration Status in a Civil Society, Neb. Law., 2011
  • David P. Weber, The Murky Mess of MERS: The Complications of Collecting on Promissory Notes when MERS is Around, ConsiderChapter13.ORG, 2011
  • David P. Weber, The Magic of the Mortgage Electronic Registration System: It Is and It Isn't, 85 Am. Bankr. L.J. 239, 2011
  • David P. Weber, (Unfair) Advantage: Damocles' Sword and the Coercive Use of Immigration Status in a Civil Society, 94 Marq. L. Rev. 613, 2011
  • 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
  • David P. Weber, Halting the Deportation of Businesses: A Pragmatic Paradigm for Dealing with Success, 23 Geo. Immig. L.J. 765, 2009
  • David P. Weber, The Intangibles of Payment System Stripping: Why Article 9 Should Not Leave You Baring Your Assets (Applying a Common Law Remedy to a Creature of Statute), 79 Miss. L.J. 419, 2009
  • David P. Weber, U.S. v. Lara - Federal Powers Couched in Terms of Sovereignty and a Relaxation of Prior Restraints, 83 N.D. L. Rev. 735 , 2007

Presentations

  • Presentation on Immigration Law and Trends in Nebraska for the University of Nebraska Lincoln Leadership Education/Action Development (LEAD) Program. The LEAD Program is a joint effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council., 2016
  • Day of Remembrance – Honoring the Work of the Japanese American Citizen’s League: A Dialogue on the Syrian Refugee Crisis., 2016
  • Testimony before Omaha City Council on Vacant Property Registration Ordinance., 2015
  • Presentation on Immigration Law and Trends in Nebraska for the University of Nebraska Lincoln Leadership Education/Action Development (LEAD) Program. The LEAD Program is a joint effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council., 2015
  • Presentation: Zombie Mortgages: Dealing with the "Threat" of Home Ownership when it Refuses to go Away. At the symposium: The Future of Housing: Equity, Stability and Sustainability presented by the Washburn Law Journal and Washburn Law's Business and Transactional Law Center., 2015
  • Presentation on the Nebraska Unicameral’s Actions on Immigration at the Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day in Lincoln, Nebraska, 2015
  • Presentation in the Professors' Corner of American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law on Abandoned Real Estate: Legislative, Judicial, and Regulatory Responses, 2014
  • Presentation on Immigration Law and Trends in Nebraska for the University of Nebraska Lincoln Leadership Education/Action Development (LEAD) Program. The LEAD Program is a joint effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council, 2014
  • Immigration 101 Training presented as part of a full-day collaborative effort of Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska, Catholic Charities, Creighton University School of Law, University of Nebraska School of Law and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2013
  • Restricting the Freedom of Contract: A Fundamental Prohibition at the 2013 Law & Legal Education in the Americas: Comparative Perspective conference at the University of Detroit Mercy that was cohosted by the University of Windsor Faculty of Law (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, 2013
  • Presented on Guiding Immigration Policy in Nebraska: The Next 10 Years to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Programs (2011, 2012, and 2013)., 2013
  • Immigration and Race in State and Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws at the Hispanic Heritage Month Seminar, 2012
  • 2012 Supreme Court Decisions on Immigration at the Omaha Together One Community (OTOC), 2012
  • Presentation on Undocumented Entrepreneurs: Business Structuring and Immigration Compliance at the Western New England College of Law, 2012
  • Presented on Immigrant Influx, Population Growth and Change in Nebraska as part of the Solidarity Lecture Series at Creighton University, 2011
  • Presented on Corporate Law Lessons for Immigration Law at the Emerging Immigration Law Scholars Conference presented by the American University Washington College of Law, 2011
  • Presented Local and State Efforts to Regulate Immigration: A Case Study of Nebraska at the 2011 LatCrit South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law Conference entitled “Migratory Currents in the Americas”, 2011
  • CLE Presenter on the ABC’s of Asylum Law to Iowa/Nebraska AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association), 2010
  • Presented Payment Stream Stripping: How The Common Law May Prevent Revised Article 9 From Leaving Investors Baring All at the Spring Conference on Contracts hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2010
  • “9500 Liberty” Panel Contributor focusing on immigration aspects of a local ordinance attempting immigration control at the Film Streams Theatre, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Dr. George F. Haddix President's Research Fund