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Adjunct Faculty

David ("Dov") Fischer

Adjunct Professor of Law

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Torts

Professor Fischer earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science at Columbia University, a graduate degree in American Jewish history at Yeshiva University, and was ordained a Rabbi in 1981. After a decade’s service in the American Orthodox rabbinate, he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1993 at UCLA School of Law, where he also was Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review. Upon graduating law school, Professor Fischer served as federal judicial appeals-court clerk to the Hon. Danny J. Boggs, who rose to Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

After his clerkship, Professor Fischer practiced complex business litigation for nearly a decade at three of America’s most premier law firms: Jones Day, Akin Gump, and Baker and Hostetler. During that decade, he practiced both in the United States federal courts and in the state courts on a broad range of case matters, gaining expertise in virtually every subject area of complex civil litigation including labor and employment law, securities litigation, federal government contracts litigation, bankruptcy law, ERISA law, Hague Service Convention and Hague Evidence Convention practice, professional malpractice law, entertainment litigation, federal and state fair-credit-reporting requirements, the filed rate doctrine as it affects carriers on land and rails, insurance bad faith, cybersquatting, commercial lessors’ rights, international contracts, fair-housing litigation, the law of computer role-playing games, federal and state antitrust matters, director and officer liability, defamation and false-light litigation, and unfair-business-practices law. He also has practiced appellate law successfully, authoring the winning brief in Bierbower v. FHP, Inc., 70 Cal. App. 4th 1, 82 Cal. Rptr. 2d 393 (1999).