David Horton joined the UC Davis faculty in 2012 after three years at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. He teaches and writes in the areas of wills and trusts, arbitration law, and contracts. He has won the Association of American Law Schools’ Scholarly Paper Competition, the Mangano Dispute Resolution Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2017, he was selected as a UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow and elected an Academic Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
Horton’s work has appeared (or will soon appear) in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, N.Y.U. Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, California Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Boston College Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, and University of Colorado Law Review, among others. He has also co-authored two casebooks: CASES, PROBLEMS, AND MATERIALS ON CONTRACTS (Aspen 8th ed. forthcoming 2019) (with Douglas J. Whaley) and WILLS, TRUSTS, AND ESTATES: THE ESSENTIALS (with Reid Kress Weisbord and Stephen K. Urice)
Horton received his B.A. cum laude from Carleton College in 1997 and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2004. At UCLA, he was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review. He then practiced at Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco and clerked for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.