Professor David Ziff is a Lecturer at the Law School. He teaches in the first-year Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing program.
Professor Ziff earned a B.A. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Economics from Brown University. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Kent Scholar, a Stone Scholar, and the Executive Managing Editor of the Columbia Law Review. After law school, Professor Ziff clerked for Judge Gerard E. Lynch of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before joining the faculty, Professor Ziff worked as an associate at McNaul Ebel Nawrot & Helgren PLLC in Seattle and, before that, at Brune & Richard LLP in New York. Professor Ziff's practice included a variety of criminal and civil matters in both federal and state court.