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David P . Weber, JD



School of Law
Faculty - Law
The Werner Institute
LAWC - Ahmanson Law Center - 246

David P . Weber, JD


Prof. Weber joined the Creighton University School of Law faculty in 2008. He graduated with his J.D. from the University of Minnesota, magna cum laude, where he was co-editor-in-chief of what is now the Minnesota Journal of International Law. He is a member of Order of the Coif.
Prof. Weber’s more recent scholarship focuses on the NCAA and the evolution of its policy on name, image, and likeness (NIL). Prof. Weber has served as an expert witness on international college athlete matters, and he has advised businesses as well as collegiate and Olympic athletes on NIL transactions. Prof. Weber has also advised and assisted with federal NIL-related legislation on Capitol Hill. Prof. Weber is the faculty moderator for the Sports Law Concentration.
In addition to his scholarship on NIL, Prof. Weber’s other scholarship has covered many areas including contracts, immigration, sports law, secured transactions, and mortgages and real estate. His work has appeared in many notable journals, and his work has been cited by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Tennessee Supreme Court, American Law Reports (ALR), and American Jurisprudence (Am.Jur.) among others. He has been cited in national publications such as ESPN, Time Magazine, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, and the Associated Press, as well as many local news outlets.
Prior to joining the faculty, Prof. Weber worked as an associate at the multinational firm of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., with its headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he did corporate work including work in foreign and domestic mergers and acquisitions, general corporate counseling, international real estate development, and entity formation with a special focus on undocumented entrepreneurs. Prof. Weber has lived and worked abroad in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.
Prof. Weber has served on several non-profit boards of directors focusing on providing support and resources to the Latino community. He engages in pro bono immigration work as well as informal advising with other community organizations.






  • Creighton Lawyer
    Weber David P., Law of the Game of Thrones 2018
  • Creighton Lawyer
    Weber David P., Immigration reform 2014
  • Nebraska Lawyer
    Weber David P., The coercive use of immigration status in a civil society
    14:10 2011
  • Weber David P., Federal government issues guidance on handling of bank-issued gift cards 2006
  • Franchising World
    Weber David P., Gift cards
    38:7 2006


  • North Carolina Law Review
    Haneman Victoria, The abandonment of international college athletes by NIL policy
    101:6 2023
  • Boston University Law Review
    Weber David, Will the professionalization of student-athletes kill the NCAA?
    103:6 2023
  • Tulane Law Review
    Weber David P., Athletes in transit
    96:5 2022
  • Creighton Law Review
    Weber David, The practice of law on the field of play
    55:1 2021
  • 3D Printing in Medicine
    Cote John, COVID-19 and a novel initiative to improve safety by 3D printing personal protective equipment parts from computed tomography
    6 2020
  • South Carolina Law Review
    Weber David P., Legal structures in a Game of Thrones
    70:2 2018
  • University of Illinois Law Review
    Weber David P., Taxing zombies
    2017:3 2017
  • Probate and Property
    Weber David P., Cities and states battle back
    29:1 2015
  • New Mexico Law Review
    Weber David P., Zombie mortgages, real estate, and the fallout for the survivors
    45:1 2014
  • Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal
    Weber David P., Restricting the freedom of contract
    16:1 2013
  • ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law
    Weber David P., State and local regulation of immigration
    18:3 2012
  • ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law
    Weber David P., Regulaciones estatales y locales de inmigración
    18:3 2012
    Weber David P., The murky mess of MERS 2011
  • Mississippi Law Journal
    Weber David P., The intangibles of payment system stripping
    79:2 2009
  • Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
    Weber David P., Halting the deportation of businesses
    23:4 2009
  • Weber David P., Long awaited FTC rule 2007
  • North Dakota Law Review
    Weber David P., United States v. Lara -- Federal powers couched in terms of sovereignty and a relaxation of prior restraints
    83:2 2007
  • Weber David P., Buying Mexican ejido property requires legal savvy 2007
  • Weber David, Unbelievable deals or unbelievable quagmires -- the Ejido land system in Mexico 2006


  • NIL in college athletics 2024
  • Day of Remembrance honoring the work of the Japanase American Citizens League 2016
  • Immigration law and trends in Nebraska 2016
  • Immigration law and trends in Nebraska 2015
  • Zombie mortgages 2015
  • Testimony before the Omaha City Council on vacant property registration ordinance 2015
  • Immigration law and trends in Nebraska 2014
  • Guiding immigration policy in Nebraska 2013
  • Restricting the freedom of contract 2013
  • Immigration 101 training 2013
  • Undocumented entrepreneurs 2012
  • 2012 Supreme Court decisions on immigration 2012
  • Immigration and race in state and local enforcement of immigration laws 2012
  • Guiding immigration policy in Nebraska 2012
  • Local and state efforts to regulate immigration 2011
  • Corporate law lessons for immigration law 2011
  • Immigrant influx, population growth and change in Nebraska 2011
  • Guiding immigration policy in Nebraska 2011
  • Payment stream stripping 2010
  • "9500 Liberty" (panelist) 2010
  • ABCs of asylum law 2010