David B. Owens

  • Assistant Professor of Law


Phone: (206) 616-8742
Email: dbowens@uw.edu

Recent Courses

LAW E 532 Civil Rights & Justice Clinic

David B. Owens an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Washington and will direct the Civil Rights and Justice Clinic. David joined UW Law in the fall of 2021 and will launch the CRJC in the Winter of 2020. The CRJC represents plaintiffs in civil-rights lawsuits in federal courts in Washington, California, Hawaii, and beyond.
David is also a partner at Loevy & Loevy, a national civil rights firm originally based in Chicago. As a litigator, David has litigated dozens of civil rights suits in state and federal courts throughout the country. These suits most frequently involve constitutional violations that have caused wrongful convictions, claims of police violence and excessive force, race discrimination, and some First Amendment issues. Meanwhile, David was a lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School as a Lecturer in Law with the Exoneration Project, a post-conviction innocence clinic. David also taught at Stanford Law School as an adjunct lecturer in the Spring of 2021.
Before joining Loevy and the Exoneration Project in 2012, David clerked for Diane P. Wood of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago and Myron H. Thompson for the Middle District of Alabama in Montgomery.
David is a U.W. alumnus. He completed his undergraduate education at the U.W. earning two degrees, one in philosophy and one in political science, after completing some college credits at Green River Community College while in high school.
David is a member of the Innocence Network Board of Directors, the Washington Innocence Project Board of Directors, the Legal Committee for the ACLU of Washington Foundation. David is admitted to the bar in Washington, California, and Illinois as well as numerous federal appellate and district courts throughout the country.