Nestor M. Davidson

Fordham Law Professor Nestor Davidson

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Law; Faculty Co-Director, Fordham Urban Law Center

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Telephone: 212-636-6195
Office: Room 8-149 Hours: Monday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment

Research and Teaching Areas

Property; Land Use; Urban; Housing


Professor Davidson's teaching and scholarship focus on property, land use, local government law, transactional lawyering in the public-private context, and affordable housing law and policy.

Professor Davidson practiced with the firm of Latham and Watkins, focusing on commercial real estate and affordable housing, and served as Special Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to joining Fordham, he was an Associate Professor of Law at Colorado Law School from 2004 to 2011.

Professor Davidson earned his A.B. from Harvard College and his J.D. from Columbia Law School. After law school, he clerked for Judge David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Justice David H. Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States.