Nestor Davidson

This individual is no longer with Colorado Law.

Associate Professor of Law
Property; Land Use; Real Estate Transactions; Affordable Housing

University of Colorado Law School
443 Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309-0401
Office: 443
Phone: (303) 735-5294

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Educational Background:
J.D.   Columbia Law School   1997  
A.B.   Harvard College   1990   Magna cum laude
At Colorado, Professor Davidson's scholarship and teaching has focused on property, land use, affordable housing, local government law, and sustainability. Before joining the Colorado faculty, he practiced with the firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, focusing on commercial real estate and affordable housing, and served as Special Counsel to the HUD Secretary. Professor Davidson attended Columbia Law School and 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.

Books and Book Chapters

The Bell Jar and the Bullhorn: Hernando de Soto and Communication Through Title, , in Hernando de Soto and Property in a Market Economy (D. Benjamin Barros ed., 2010).
Davidson (with Robin Paul Malloy, co-editor and co-author of Introduction), Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships, (Ashgate Publishing) (2009).
The Value of Lawyering in Affordable Housing Transactions, in Affordable Housing and Public-Private Partnerships (2009).


Property's Morale, 110 Mich. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2011). abstract
Davidson (with Rashmi Dyal-Chand), Property in Crisis, 78 Fordham L. Rev. 1607 (2010).
Values and Value Creation in Public-Private Transactions, 94 Iowa L. Rev. 938 (2009). abstract
Property and Relative Status, 107 Mich. L. Rev. 757 (2009). abstract
Standardization and Pluralism in Property Law, 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1597 (2008). abstract
The Problem of Equality in Takings, 102 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1 (2008). abstract
Cooperative Localism: Federal-Local Collaboration in an Era of State Sovereignty, 93 Va. L. Rev. 959 (2007). abstract
Relational Contracts in the Privatization of Social Welfare: The Case of Housing, 24 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 263 (2006). abstract

Other Publications

Judicial Takings and State Action: On Rereading Shelley after Stop the Beach Renourishment, Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol'y (forthcoming 2011).
Fostering Regionalism: Comment on The Promise and Perils of ?New Regionalist? Approaches to Sustainable Communities, 38 Fordham Urb. L. J. 675 (2011).
Leaps and Bounds, 108 Mich. L. Rev. 957 (reviewing Gerald E. Frug & David J. Barron, City Bound: How States Stifle Urban Innovation) (2010).
Reconciling People and Place in Housing and Community Development Policy, 16 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 1 (2009).
Davidson (with William Shutkin), Foreword, Elevate 2009: Climate Change and the New Frontiers of Urban Development, 80 U. Colo. L. Rev. (2009).
Comment, Vertical Learning: On Baker and Rodriguez's Home Rule and Federalism, 86 Denv. U. L. Rev. 1425 (invited symposium contribution) (2009).
Commentary, Rights as a Functional Guide for Service Provision in Homeless Advocacy, 26 St. Louis Univ. Pub. L. Rev. 45 (invited symposium contribution) (2007). abstract
Commentary, "Housing First" for the Chronically Homeless: Challenges of a New Service Model, 15 J. Aff. Hous. & Comm. Dev. L. 125 (2006). abstract
Note, Constitutional Mass Torts: Sovereign Immunity and the Human Radiation Experiments, 96 Colum. L. Rev. 1203 (1996).