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David Missirian

Assistant Professor, Law and Taxation
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
State Certified Instructor, Massachusetts Real Estate Licensing Board
JD, University of Tulsa Law School, 1982
Office: Morison Hall 273 | 781.891._3147 | dmissirian@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._3147
                       


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Bio

A General practice attorney, who specializes in courses involving business law, real estate law and environmental law.

Teaching Interests

Real Estate Law, Contract Law, U.C.C., Ethics. I also particularly enjoy introducing Freshman to various areas of legal thought.

Research Interests

Public Policy, Constitutional law, Real Estate law, and Contract Law.

Consulting/Practice Interests

General legal practice with a concentration in the area of real estate law from the residential side and lending side.

Awards and Honors

2018, Excellence in Academic Mentoring and Advising, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences
2012, Nominated for Teacher of the year, Student Activities
2009, Teacher of the Year 2009, Student Activities

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Missirian, D. E. (2021). Question: “How about Dinner?” Answer: “ ” What have you just agreed to Information & Communications Technology Law. Forthcoming

Missirian, D. E. (2021). Native Nations Land Ownership and Our Disservice to their People and Culture: A Proposed Legislative Solution and a Lesson to Be Learned. American Indian Law Journal. Forthcoming

Missirian, D. E. (2020). Artificial Intelligence: Is it a Good under the UCC or a Service under the Common Law or is there a Need for a New Category. Arizona State University Corporate and Business Law Journal, 25.

Missirian, D. E. (2020). AI Software Development is Outpacing Business Law: A Cautionary Tale [and a Proposal For Better Alignment]. Albany Law School Science and Technology Law Journal., 31.

Missirian, D. E. (2020). The Opioid Dragon of Johnson and Johnson is Slayed, All Hail the Killing of the Not Guilty. Rutgers Law Record (47 Rutgers Law Record 305 ).

Missirian, D. E. (2019). Have Universities Sold Their Souls to the Devil: The Unacceptable Cost of Prioritizing Athletics Over Academics. The Sports and Entertainment Law Journal at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Kulow, M. D., Missirian, D. E. (2019). Building STEPs Down the Precipitous Cliff from University to Workplace: A Proposal to Modify Regulation of Higher Education Mental Disability Accommodations . Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights (U Texas Austin), 24 (2).

Missirian, D. E. (2019). The Death of Moral Freedom: How the Trademark Dilution Act has Allowed Federal Courts to Punish Subjectively Defined Immoral Secondary Use of Trademarks . Chicago Kent Journal of Intellectual Property, Volume 18, Issue 3 (Volume 18, Issue 3 ), 28.

Missirian, D. E., Kulow, M. D. (2019). Defenseless Against Rape: Outdated Laws and a Proposed Solution. American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law, 28 (1).

Thomas, S. R., Missirian, D. E., Alexander, M. M. (2018). Stick‘em Up This Is A Breach: A Case for Punitive Damages for Contract Holdups. Business Law Review.

Missirian, D. E. (2018). Why Are Universities Playing Russian Roulette with their Students? The Ignored Legal and Ethical Duty Sports and Entertainment Journal at Denver University, Sturm College of Law, Spring 2018 (21 / 89).

Missirian, D. E. (2018). Is Man's Best Friend Great for Personal Protection or a Law Suit waiting to Happen? University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law Journal of Animal and Environmental Law, Fall 2018. Forthcoming

Missirian, D. E. (2017). Student Athlete Concussions: The Often Overlooked Legal and Ethical Minefield. The Berkeley Journal of Entertainment and Sports Law, Vol 6 (2017).

Missirian, D. E. (2017). ARE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ATHLETES TICKING TIME BOMBS? Mississippi Sports Law Review, 6 (2).

Missirian, D. E. (2016). Net Neutrality: The Information Highway Which Only The Wealthy Will be Allowed to Travel. University of Toledo Law Review, Vol 47 (2), 327 - 348.

Alexander, M. M., Hayward, J. O., Missirian, D. E. (2015). Asadi: Renegade or Pecursor of Who is a Whistleblower Under Dodd Frank. Pace Law Review, 35 (3).

Thomas, S., Missirian, D. E., Alexander, M. M. (2015). Greed Trumps Ethics in the Sports World, Business Law Review, Spring 2015, Vol. 48. Business Law Review.

Missirian, D. E. (2015). Extended Warranties, The Great Lie: Why The King has No Clothes. The Tennessee Journal of Business Law / Tennessee College of Law, Volume 17 (1), 25.

Missirian, D. E., Alexander, M. M. (2014). From the Corvair to the Cobalt: Corporate Social Responsibility Lessons Unlearned. Business Law Review, 47, 55-75.

Missirian, D. E. (2013). Let the Sun Shine In: An Examination of Solar Easements and a Proposed Statute. Real Estate Law Journal/ Thompson Reuters/West Publications, 41 (3), 303-330.

Earle, B. H., Madek, G. A., Missirian, D. E. (2012). The Legality of Employment Credit Checks: A Proposed Model Statute to Remedy an Inequity. Virginia Journal of Social Policy and Law, 20 (1).

Missirian, D. E. (2007). Separate But Equal? Same sex couples in New England West Real Estate Law Journal.

Conference Proceeding(s)
Alexander, M. M., Hayward, J. O., Missirian, D. E. (2014). Asadi: Renegade or Precursor of Who is a Whistleblower Under Dodd Frank. Proceedings of the Midwest Acadaemy of Legal Studies in Business.

Conference Presentations

Kulow, M. D., Missirian, D. E. (2022). "Restrictive Covenants for Sex Offenders: An illusion of safety." Presented at the (NARBLA)'s North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association.

Missirian, D. E. (2021). "Question: “How about Dinner?” Answer: “ ” What have you just agreed to?" Presented at the Regional ALSB Conference's Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business (MAALSB), Virtual via Zoom.

Missirian, D. E. (2020). "Native American Land Ownership and Our Disservice to their People and Culture A Proposed Legislative Solution." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) 2020 conference, Virtual.

Missirian, D. E. (2020). "Moderator." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) 2020 conference's Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) 2020 conference, online , (ALSB) 2020 conference, online (due to Covid pandemic).

Missirian, D. E. (2019). "AI Software Development is Outpacing Business Law: A Cautionary Tale [and a Proposal for Better Alignment]." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) annual conference's Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) annual conference, Montreal Canada.

Missirian, D. E. (2019). "Artificial Intelligence and Business." Presented at the CALSB regional Conference's Canadian Legal Studies in Business (CALSB), Halifax, Canada.

Missirian, D. E. (2019). "The Death of Moral Freedom: How the Trademark Dilution Act Has Allowed Federal Courts to Punish Subjectively-Defined Immoral Secondary Use of Trademarks." Presented at the North Atlantic Business Law Conference's North Atlantic Business Law Conference, Massachusetts.

Missirian, D. E. (2018). "Have Universities Sold Their Souls to the Devil: The Unacceptable Costs of Prioritizing Athletics over Academics." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) Conference, Portland Oregon.

Kulow, M. D., Missirian, D. (2018). "Accommodations for Mental Impairments in the University Classroom and the Workplace: Legal Suggestions To Create A Ramp Instead Of A Cliff." Presented at the NARBLA's North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association annual conference, Salem, Massachusetts.

Missirian, D. E. (2017). "WHY ARE SOME STUDENTS BEING TREATED AS AN EXPENDABLE COMMODITY BY SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES?" Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB)'s Annual Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), Savannah, GA.

Missirian, D., Thomas, S., Alexander, M., . (2017). "Stick‘em Up This Is A Breach: A Case for Punitive Damages for Contract Holdups." Presented at the North Atlantic Regional Academy of Legal Studies in Business (NARBLA)'s NARBLA Regional Conference, Wellesley, MA.

Missirian, D. E. (2016). "Why it matters that high schools are focusing more on athletic performance than on protecting their students." Presented at the ALSB, San Juan Puerto Rico.

Missirian, D. E. (2016). "Organizer/Coordinator." Presented at the NARBLA's North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, Bentley University, Waltham, MA.

Missirian, D. E. (2015). "Student Athlete Concussions: The Often Overlooked Legal and Ethical Minefield." Presented at the ALSB, Philadelphia. PA.

Missirian, D. E. (2014). "Why the FCC decided to shoot Net Neutrality in the Head." Presented at the American Legal Studies in Business's ALSB Conference In Seattle, Seattle Washington.

Missirian, D. E., Alexander, M. M., . (2014). "From: Corvair to Cobalt, Corporate Social Responsibility Lessons Unlearned." Presented at the North Atlantic Regional Business Association's NARBLA Conference In Lowell, Lowell, MA.

Missirian, D. E. (2013). "Extended Warranties: A Proposed Uniform Statute." Presented at the American Legal Studies in Business's ALSB Conference In Boston, Boston, MA.

Missirian, D. E. (2012). "Let the Sun Shine In: An Examination of Solar Easements and a Proposed Statute." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Academy of Legal Studies in Busines 2012, Kansas City, MO.

Earle, B. H., Madek, G. A., Missirian, D. E. (2011). "The Legality of Pre-Employment Credit Checks: A Proposed Model Statute to Remedy an Inequity." Presented at the Academy Of Legal Studies in Business 2011's Academy Of Legal Studies in Business 2011, New Orleans, LA, USA.

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

The Opera Turandot playing the Mandarin (2020) - Chosen as one of the soloists in the Opera Turandot
Carmen (2019) - I was a Bass 2 in the Operatic Chorus of the production of Carmen

Service

Department Service
Departmental Representative, 2021 - 2021
Mentor (Faculty) for Major Minor Fair, 2021 - 2021
Departmental representative, 2019 - 2019
Guest Speaker, 2019 - 2019
Presenter @ Legal Networking Night, 2019 - 2019
LA 210 Course Development/modification, 2016 - 2018
Representative for the Law Taxation and Financial Planning Dept., 2018 - 2018
Committee Member for University Open House, 2017 - 2017
Represented LTFP Dept at event, 2016 - 2016
Course Coordinator for LTFP - 2016
Course Coordinator for LTPF, 2014 - 2014
Course Coordinator for LTPF, 2013 - 2013

University Service
Student Organization Advisor for Bentley Real Estate Group (Undergraduate), 2014 - Present
Student for MINERVA online Teaching School Course 3, 2020 - 2021
Hybrid Professor On campus for On Campus Academia GB 110 (2 sections), 2020 - 2020
Student for MINERVA online Teaching School Course 2, 2020 - 2020
Law Department Representative for Student Open House (3 separate dates), 2020 - 2020
Mentor (Faculty) for Freshman Seminar (FS111), 2020 - 2020
Student for MINERVA online Teaching School Course 1, 2020 - 2020
Guest Speaker for Alumni Affairs - 2020
Graduation name reader for Registrars Office - 2020
Mentor (Faculty) for Student Open House, 2020 - 2020
Guest Speaker for Admissions Office, 2019 - 2019
Faculty speaker to various incoming Mosaic students for Admissions Office, 2019 - 2019
Mentor (Faculty) for Armenian Club, 2014 - 2019
Guest Speaker for Bentley University Real Estate Law Group, 2018 - 2018
Committee Member for GB 110 Core Self Study, 2017 - 2017
Guest Speaker for Marketing Department, 2017 - 2017
Guest Speaker for First Time Home Buying Seminar, 2017 - 2017
Guest Speaker for First Time Home Buyer's Seminar, 2017 - 2017
Special Institutional Assignment for Online Degree Completion, 2016 - 2016
Faculty Member representing LTFP for Admissions Office/ Fall Open House, 2014 - 2014
Volunteered at LTFP informational table for Bentley University Accepted Students Day, 2014 - 2014
Guest Speaker for Graduate Real Estate Association, 2012 - 2012
Faculty Member representing LTFP for Admissions Office/ Fall Open House, 2012 - 2012

Professional Service
Officer, Other Officer for New Light Korean Church, 2020 - 2021
Officer, Other Officer for New Light Korean Church, 2014 - 2019

Public Service
Olympic NTS Level 4 Archery Coach for United States Olympic Association, 2009
Guest Speaker for Alumnae Relations Department, 2018 - 2018