Biography

Professor Joshua Davis is a professor, director of the Center for Law and Ethics, and a Dean’s Circle Scholar at the University of San Francisco School of Law. 

Prof. Davis graduated Order of the Coif from NYU Law School in 1993, where he served as Senior Articles Editor of the NYU Law Review and was awarded the Frank H. Sommer Memorial Award for top general scholarship and achievement in his class. After graduation he served as a law clerk to Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was a partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP before joining the USF School of Law faculty in 2000.  

Prof. Davis’ scholarship focuses on, among other topics, private antitrust enforcement, class actions, class action ethics, and jurisprudence. He has testified before Congress on procedural matters, has served as the reporter for the committee that drafted the current California rules governing multijurisdictional practice, has written award-winning empirical scholarship on private antitrust enforcement, has been named the California lawyer of the year for private antitrust enforcement, and organizes the Bay Area Civil Procedure Forum (a collaboration of procedure faculty from USF, Hastings, Berkeley and Stanford). He serves on the Boards of the American Antitrust Institute, a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that supports antitrust enforcement, and of Canal Alliance, a non-profit organization that provides services to Spanish-speaking immigrants and their families in Marin County.