Kevin Davis joined the NYU School of Law as Professor of Law in 2004. He was formerly a tenured member of the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law. He teaches courses on Contracts, Law and Development and Secured Transactions, as well as seminars on Financing Development and Contract Theory. His current research is focused on contract law, the governance of financial transactions involving developing countries, and the general relationship between law and economic development.
Professor Davis received his B.A. in Economics from McGill University in 1990. After graduating with an LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1993, he served as Law Clerk to Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada and later as an associate in the Toronto office of Torys, a Canadian law firm. After receiving an LL.M. from Columbia University in 1996, he was appointed an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and was promoted to associate professor in 2001. He has also been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Southern California, a visiting fellow at Cambridge University’s Clare Hall, and a visiting lecturer at the University of the West Indies in Barbados. He came to the NYU School of Law as a visiting professor in 2003.