David DePianto joined ASU as a VAP in the fall of 2011. Prior to arriving at the College of Law, Professor DePianto completed a Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center and practiced law at Cooley Godward.
Professor DePianto teaches torts and and Introduction to Law and Economics. His research explores law at its intersection with economics and psychology by applying economic reasoning to legal questions.
Rhett Larson joined ASU as a VAP in the fall of 2011. Prior to arriving at the College of Law, Professor Larson completed a Masters of Science in Water Science, Policy, and Management from Oxford University, where he was a Weidenfeld Scholar. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and practiced environmental and natural resource law for several years, with a focus on water rights, water quality, and climate change.
Professor Larson teaches Water Law and Administrative Law. His research focuses on water law, particularly the international and security aspects of access to water.
Patrick Luff joined the College of Law in Fall 2012 as a VAP. Before that, he was a visiting professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law. He graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an executive editor of the Michigan Law Review, and is currently a Candidate for D.Phil. at the University of Oxford.
Professor Luff has taught civil procedure, administrative law, and legal writing. His research focuses on legislative and judicial methods of regulating risk. His teaching and research interests include administrative law, civil procedure, judicial decisionmaking, jurisprudence, regulatory theory, and remedies.