David McClure received his J.D. with high distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2001, where he was a member of Order of the Coif and an executive editor of the Nebraska Law Review. He received his Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin School of Information in 2009, and a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1998.
Upon graduation from law school and admission to the Nebraska State Bar, David served as a Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Justice John V. Hendry of the Nebraska Supreme Court from 2001-2002. He practiced law at King & Spalding LLP in New York from 2002-2004 and at Woods & Aitken LLP in Nebraska from 2004-2007, where he represented individuals, corporate clients, and financial institutions in a variety of domestic and international commercial lending, real estate, renewable energy, and general corporate transactions.
Prior to joining the Boyd School of Law in 2009, David was a Tarlton Fellow in the public services department at the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas School of Law, where he taught the advanced legal research component of Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy with Advanced Legal Research in the Spring of 2009. At the Boyd School of Law, he coordinates and develops programs and services for law faculty. He also provides specialized legal research assistance to law faculty and assists library patrons with legal reference services.
Revisions to Glossary, in FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL RESEARCH, 9th ed. (Steven M. Barkan, Roy M. Mersky, Donald J. Dunn 2009).
Feature Article, Construction Payment Bonds, THE NEBRASKA LAWYER, Apr. 2006, at 34 (co-authored with Craig C. Dirrim of Woods & Aitken LLP).
Note, First Amendment Freedoms and the Encryption Export Battle: Deciphering the Importance of Bernstein v. United States Department of Justice, 176 F.3d 1132 (9th Cir. 1999), 79 NEB. L. REV. 465 (2000).