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David P . Weber, JD


David Weber


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

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.






  • David P. Weber, Athletes in Transit: Why the Game is Different in Sports and the Visas Should Be Too, 96 TULANE L. REV. 893 2022
  • John J. Coté, John Haggstrom, Ranuga Vivekanandan, Kristin A. Coté, Daniel L. Real, David P. Weber, Anne Cheng, Nicholas G. Dubay & Robin Farias-Eisner, COVID-19 and a Novel Initiative to Improve Safety by 3D Printing Personal Protective Equipment Parts from Computed Tomography, 6 3D PRINTING MED. (2020), 2020
  • David P. Weber, Law of the Game of Thrones, Creighton Law., Fall 2018, at 14 2018
  • David P. Weber, Legal Structures in a Game of Thrones: The Law of the First Men and Those that Followed, 70 S.C. L. R. 209 2018
  • Illinois Law Review
    David P. Weber, Taxing Zombies: Killing Zombie Mortgages with Differential Property Taxes
    2017, 3 2016
  • Creighton Lawyer
    David P. Weber, Pay “Parity” in the Beautiful Game 2016
  • David P. Weber, Cities and States Battle Back: Taking the Fight to the Zombie (Mortgages) and Abandoned Properties, Prob. & Prop, at 42. 2015
  • David P. Weber, Immigration Reform: Stuck on Repeat, Creighton Law, at 12. 2014
  • David P. Weber, Zombie Mortgages, Real Estate, and the Fallout for the Survivors, 45 N.M. L. Rev. 37. 2014
  • David P. Weber, The Ethics of Attorneys Using an Individual's Unauthorized Immigrant Status Against Them, Neb. Law, at 19. 2013
  • David P. Weber, Restricting the Freedom of Contract: A Fundamental Prohibition, 16 Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J. 51 2013
  • David P. Weber, Regulaciones Estatales y Locales de Inmigración: La Necesidad Para un Trinquete Bilateral, 18 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L. 835 2012
  • David P. Weber, State and Local Regulation of Immigration: The Need for a Bilateral (Reciprocal) Ratchet, 18 ILSA J. Int'l & Comp. L. 707 2012
  • David P. Weber, The Coercive Use of Immigration Status in a Civil Society, Neb. Law. 2011
  • David P. Weber, The Murky Mess of MERS: The Complications of Collecting on Promissory Notes when MERS is Around, ConsiderChapter13.ORG 2011
  • David P. Weber, The Magic of the Mortgage Electronic Registration System: It Is and It Isn't, 85 Am. Bankr. L.J. 239 2011
  • David P. Weber, (Unfair) Advantage: Damocles' Sword and the Coercive Use of Immigration Status in a Civil Society, 94 Marq. L. Rev. 613 2011
  • David Weber and Barbara Schwartz, Asylum Practice and Procedure, in Getting the Answer, Getting it Right: An Immigration Law Seminar (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed). 2010
  • David P. Weber, Halting the Deportation of Businesses: A Pragmatic Paradigm for Dealing with Success, 23 Geo. Immig. L.J. 765 2009
  • David P. Weber, The Intangibles of Payment System Stripping: Why Article 9 Should Not Leave You Baring Your Assets (Applying a Common Law Remedy to a Creature of Statute), 79 Miss. L.J. 419 2009
  • David P. Weber, U.S. v. Lara - Federal Powers Couched in Terms of Sovereignty and a Relaxation of Prior Restraints, 83 N.D. L. Rev. 735  2007


  • Presentation on Immigration Law and Trends in Nebraska for the University of Nebraska Lincoln Leadership Education/Action Development (LEAD) Program. The LEAD Program is a joint effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council. 2016
  • Day of Remembrance Honoring the Work of the Japanese American Citizens League: A Dialogue on the Syrian Refugee Crisis. 2016
  • Testimony before Omaha City Council on Vacant Property Registration Ordinance. 2015
  • Presentation on Immigration Law and Trends in Nebraska for the University of Nebraska Lincoln Leadership Education/Action Development (LEAD) Program. The LEAD Program is a joint effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council. 2015
  • Presentation: Zombie Mortgages: Dealing with the "Threat" of Home Ownership when it Refuses to go Away. At the symposium: The Future of Housing: Equity, Stability and Sustainability presented by the Washburn Law Journal and Washburn Law's Business and Transactional Law Center. 2015
  • Presentation on the Nebraska Unicamerals Actions on Immigration at the Ecumenical Legislative Briefing Day in Lincoln, Nebraska 2015
  • Presentation in the Professors' Corner of American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law on Abandoned Real Estate: Legislative, Judicial, and Regulatory Responses 2014
  • Presentation on Immigration Law and Trends in Nebraska for the University of Nebraska Lincoln Leadership Education/Action Development (LEAD) Program. The LEAD Program is a joint effort between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Agricultural Leadership Council 2014
  • Immigration 101 Training presented as part of a full-day collaborative effort of Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska, Catholic Charities, Creighton University School of Law, University of Nebraska School of Law and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 2013
  • Restricting the Freedom of Contract: A Fundamental Prohibition at the 2013 Law & Legal Education in the Americas: Comparative Perspective conference at the University of Detroit Mercy that was cohosted by the University of Windsor Faculty of Law (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) and the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico 2013
  • Presented on Guiding Immigration Policy in Nebraska: The Next 10 Years to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln LEAD (Leadership Education/Action Development) Programs (2011, 2012, and 2013). 2013
  • Immigration and Race in State and Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws at the Hispanic Heritage Month Seminar 2012
  • 2012 Supreme Court Decisions on Immigration at the Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) 2012
  • Presentation on Undocumented Entrepreneurs: Business Structuring and Immigration Compliance at the Western New England College of Law 2012
  • Presented on Immigrant Influx, Population Growth and Change in Nebraska as part of the Solidarity Lecture Series at Creighton University 2011
  • Presented on Corporate Law Lessons for Immigration Law at the Emerging Immigration Law Scholars Conference presented by the American University Washington College of Law 2011
  • Presented Local and State Efforts to Regulate Immigration: A Case Study of Nebraska at the 2011 LatCrit South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law Conference entitled "Migratory Currents in the Americas" 2011
  • CLE Presenter on the ABCs of Asylum Law to Iowa/Nebraska AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) 2010
  • Presented Payment Stream Stripping: How The Common Law May Prevent Revised Article 9 From Leaving Investors Baring All at the Spring Conference on Contracts hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law 2010
  • "9500 Liberty" Panel Contributor focusing on immigration aspects of a local ordinance attempting immigration control at the Film Streams Theatre 2010