David Simson is the Bernard A. and Lenore S. Greenberg Law Review Fellow at UCLA School of Law for 2016-2018. This fellowship provides UCLA Law School graduates who were members of UCLA Law Review with an opportunity to teach and produce scholarship in preparation for pursuing a career in legal academia.
Simson previously worked as an associate attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP where he focused on securities litigation, international regulatory and internal investigations, and sports law in the firm’s Los Angeles and London offices.
Simson grew up in Austria and moved to the United States to pursue his university studies. He received his B.S.B.A. in International Business summa cum laude from the University of Denver in 2010, where he was also a member of the varsity men’s tennis team. Simson earned his J.D. from UCLA School of Law (Order of the Coif) in 2013. While at law school, Simson served as senior editor for the UCLA Law Review. He specialized in Critical Race Studies and participated in the Empirical Legal Scholars program. Simson’s student note “Exclusion, Punishment, Racism and Our Schools: A Critical Race Theory Perspective on School Discipline” was published in UCLA Law Review (2014).