Professor David Groshoff


David Groshoff serves as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Law as well as the Director of the Business Law Center at the Western State University College of Law, in Orange County, California.

Prior to joining Western State’s faculty, Professor Groshoff was a full-time Assistant Professor of Finance at Providence College. On a part-time basis, he also has taught economics at Fisher College in Boston, economics and finance at Northern Kentucky University’s MBA program, and he focused on urban education and adolescent development while teaching at the Cambridge-Harvard Summer Academy.

Professor Groshoff’s scholarly and research interests generally focus on laws, regulations, instruments, and policy levers that inhibit a market’s ability to recognize an asset’s intrinsic value, whether in terms of financial, social, or human capital. His law review articles have applied economic and market analyses to urban K-12 education, competitive pressures in higher education resulting from the growth of for-profit institutions, and addressing provocative solutions to the decades-long problem of anti-GLBTQ bullying in traditional public schools.

To have the opportunity to study under Professor Rhonda R. Rivera — credited by many scholars as the “mother of gay rights law” because of her groundbreaking 1979 Hastings Law Journal article — Professor Groshoff chose to obtain his J.D. from The Ohio State University. In addition to his J.D., Professor Groshoff holds a B.A. in Spanish and History from Indiana University, an M.B.A. in Finance from Northern Kentucky University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University. He is a member of the bar in New York, Massachusetts, and Ohio.


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