Faculty Biography

David W. Brennan


  • LLM, 2003, University of San Diego
  • JD, 1973, Golden Gate University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Brennan teaches and writes in the areas of international law, criminal tribunals, conflict and dispute resolution mechanisms, terrorism, counterterrorism, detainees and international human rights.

Professional Experience

Brennan practiced in civil litigation at the trial and appellate level for over thirty years. During the past five years he taught several international law courses at Western State University College of Law where he served as the civil/judicial/appellate externship director and the moot court advisor. His private sector classes included international business transactions, trade and WTO mechanisms, Sales (UCC & CISG) and the practice of international commercial arbitration.

Honors and Affiliations

Brennan has coached several teams in international moot court competitions. 

Key Works

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Fall 2015 Classes

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David W. Brennan headshot

Contact Information

Warren Hall 310-C
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-2743


Arlene Penticoff
(619) 260-6843

Open Office Hours

Day of Week Time
Thu 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Tue 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.