David Dominguez

Professor of Law

After graduating from law school, from 1980 to 1988, Professor Dominguez practiced law as a trial attorney with the National Labor Relations Board. During this time he also worked at UC Berkley as a part-time undergraduate instructor, teaching legal analysis and multicultural negotiation, and as an assistant to the undergraduate provost.

In 1989, Professor Dominguez joined the law faculty at Brigham Young University where his subjects include community lawyering, legal problem-solving for equal justice, criminal law, legal negotiation and settlement, labor law, individual employement rights, and public policy negotiations.

Professor Dominguez also writes in the fields of workplace law, public interest, law school instructional innovation, and the role of the legal actor in achieving social justice.

David Dominguez grew up in south central Los Angeles.

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  • The Ecology of Cultural Justice in Legal Education: How Affirmative Action Can Become Race Neutral by 2028, ___ University of Oregon Law Rev. ___ (2009).
  • Community Lawyering in the Juvenile Cellblock: Creative Uses of Legal Problem Solving to Reconcile Competing Narratives on Prosecutorial Abuse, Juvenile Criminality, and Public Safety, 2007 Journal of Dispute Resolution 387.
  • Equal Justice From a New Perspective, 2006 University of Utah Law Review 99.
  • Getting Beyond Yes to Collaborative Justice: The Role of Negotiation in Community Lawyering, 12 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy 55 (Spring 2005). [SSRN]
  • Principle 2: Good Practice Encourages Cooperation Among Students, 7 Principles for Good Practice in Legal Education, 49 Journal of Legal Education 386 (1999). [SSRN]
  • Personal Statements, Techniques for Teaching Law, Gerald Hess and Steve Friedland, Ed.s, Carolina Academic Press, 1998).
  • Past Imperfect, The Law Teacher, Fall 1997.
  • Inclusive Teaching Methods Across the Curriculum: 31 Academic Resource and Law Teachers Tie a Knot at the AALS, 31 USF Law Review 875 (1997). [SSRN]
  • Negotiating Community Demands for Justice: Public Interest Law as a Problem-Solving Dialogue, 15 In the Public Interest 1, (1996-1997).
  • Beyond Zero-Sum Games: Multiculturalism as Enriched Law Training for All Students, 44 Journal of Legal Education 175 (1994) . [SSRN]
  • A Lesson in Justice, My First Year as a Lawyer: Real World Stories from America's Lawyers (Mark Simenhoff, Ed., Walker & Co. 1994).
  • Just Cause Protection: Will the Demise of Employment at Will Breathe New Life into Collective Job Security?, 28 Idaho Law Review 283, (1991-1992). [SSRN]
  • Thoughts Upon Graduating From Law School,, Christian Legal Quarterly, Vol. II. No.4, Fall 1981.
  • Employment Discrimination, The Independent, Winter 1979.