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Fordham Law School Welcomes Nestor Davidson as New Associated Dean for Academic Affairs
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Nester Davidson has been appointed Associated Dean for Academic Affairs for Fordham University. He is to begin July 1. His successor, Sheila Foster, will return to regular duties on the Fordham Law faculty.

Mr. Davidson is director of the Fordham Urban Law Center and a professor at the law school. He’s served as chair of the Long-Range Planning Committee, co-moderator of the Fordham Urban Law Journal and has been on the faculty committees for Information Technology/Communications and Journals.


His teaching focuses on land use, local government law, transactional lawyering in the public-private context, and affordable housing law and policy.

In 2011, Mr. Davidson joined Fordham Law after visiting from his post on the tenured faculty at the University of Colorado Law School. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Harvard University and he clerked for Judge David S. Tatel of the United States Court of Appeals for The District of Columbia and Justice David H. Souter of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Davidson practiced with the firm of Latham & Watkins before entering the legal academy. He focused on commercial real estate and affordable housing. He has served as Special Counsel and Principal Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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