Chris Elmendorf
Chris Elmendorf
UC Davis

Christopher Elmendorf, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis, studies property and land-use, elections, and administrative law, using both doctrinal and empirical methods.

Chris is a leading authority on California land-use and housing law; he’s also done widely noted work on public opinion about housing markets and policy. His research has been published in numerous top law and political science journals and been covered by major media outlets including The AtlanticThe Washington PostFinancial TimesBloomberg News, and CalMatters.

A graduate of Oberlin College and Yale Law School, Chris clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit before joining the UC Davis faculty.