David Falk

David Falk
Adjunct Lecturer
301-405-1785

David Falk, Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Public Policy, teaches how the Congress, the Executive Branch, the federal bureaucracy, and the courts make public policy. He has taught a rule of law course for the University Honors Program, and real estate development and national housing policy for the Urban Studies and Planning Program (URSP) at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He also co-Directed month-long URSP Summer Studios in St. Petersburg, Russia (between 2003 and 2012), co-Directed the Odessa Public Policy Program in Odessa, Ukraine, in cooperation with the Odessa State University, and, between 1993 and 1995, directed two month-long programs on campus for senior professionals from the former Soviet Union on all aspects of housing development, finance and management and on zoning and land use regulation.

Mr. Falk worked in the Maryland State Government for six years (1986-1991), including returning to serve as Director of the Maryland Community Development Administration (1996), worked on an experimental industrialized housing program at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (1969-1971),  and served as an attorney in the United States Agency for International Development (1964-1969), including as Regional Legal Adviser stationed in Lima, Peru. Mr. Falk was in private law practice in Washington, D.C. as an associate in Covington & Burling (1962-1964) and as a partner in Lane & Edson (1971-1986).

David Falk received his Bachelor’s Degree (magna cum laude) from Harvard College (1958), and his Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) (magna cum laude) from Harvard Law School (1961). He served as law clerk to Chief Judge Simon E. Sobeloff of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Mr. Falk has published on housing, land use policy, and on tax reform proposals for the District of Columbia.