Robert Jarvis

Bob Jarvis is a Professor at the Shephard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale.

He came to the Law Center in 1987 and was awarded tenure in 1992. Prior to entering academia, he practiced admiralty and international law in New York City, first with Haight, Gardner, Poor & Havens (now Holland & Knight) and then with Baker & McKenzie. In addition to NSU, Bob has taught at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Fordham University, Saint Thomas University, Tulane University, and Yeshiva University and has served as a Bar/Bri bar review lecturer.
Bob’s scholarship includes 17 books and more than 100 articles. His writings, eclectic and diverse, have explored a wide variety of topics, ranging from the serious to the whimsical. Thus, for example, he has examined the AIDS epidemic and the disputed 2000 presidential election, but also penned such articles as “Babe Ruth as Legal Hero” and “Legal Tales from Gilligan’s Island.” Bob’s work has been cited in decisions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Hawaii Supreme Court, Florida District Court of Appeal, and New York Supreme Court.
Bob often is called on by the media to provide commentary on current events. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, CNN, HBO, and National Public Radio and has been quoted in such newspapers as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, New York Times, Times of London, Toronto Globe & Mail, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Bob also has delivered papers at meetings of such organizations as the American Arbitration Association, American Bar Association, American Society of International Law, Canadian Bar Association, Daughters of the American Revolution, Federal Judicial Center, International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators, and Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution.
From 1996 to 2000, Bob served as the Editor of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce. He also has been the Chair of the Admiralty Law Committee of The Florida Bar, Vice Chair of the Miami International Arbitration and Mediation Institute, and a member of the Executive Council of the International Law Section of The Florida Bar. Bob is a current or past member of the editorial boards of numerous publications and serves on the Carolina Academic Press Law Casebook Series Advisory Board. His biography appears in both Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in America.

(Entry submitted December 2009)

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