David Cleveland

David Cleveland

Professor of Law

Education
B.A. Western Michigan University
J.D. Georgetown University Law Center

David R. Cleveland is a Professor of Law at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. He teaches Professional Responsibility and Lawyering Skills and Values I and II in the Juris Doctor Program. He previously designed and taught Administrative Law Research Skills as well as the nation's first law school course on Internet Gambling Law. He also teaches in the Masters of Health Law and Masters of Employment Law Programs, including courses on legal reasoning, business organizations, and federal law issues. Prior to joining the Nova faculty, Professor Cleveland practiced law with a large firm in West Michigan, where he practiced general civil litigation in cases ranging from complex commercial actions to personal injury suits to bankruptcy litigation. He is a member of the Michigan, Western District of Michigan, and Sixth Circuit Bars. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. At Nova, Professor Cleveland serves as faculty advisor to the the Jessup International Moot Court Team and the ABA Student Division. Professor Cleveland has recently written five articles on the history, value, and future of unpublished opinions in the federal courts: Overturning the Last Stone: The Final Step in Returning Precedential Status to All Opinions, 10 J.App.Prac. & Process 61 (2009), Draining the Morass: Ending the Jurisprudentially Unsound Unpublication System, 92 Marq. L. Rev. 685 (2009), Local Rules in the Wake of FRAP 32.1, 11 J.App.Prac & Process 19 (2010), and Clear As Mud: How the Uncertain Precedential Status of Unpublished Decisions Decisions Muddle Qualified Immunity Determinations, 65 U. Miami L. Rev. 45 (2010); and, Precedent & Justice, 49 Duq. L. Rev. 35 (2011)

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