Jane Cross

Jane Cross

Director of Caribbean Law Programs and Associate Professor of Law

Education
B.A. University of California, Davis
J.D. University of Michigan

Jane E. Cross is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Caribbean Law Programs. She received her B.A. in International Relations. While in law school, she was Note Editor for the Michigan Yearbook of International Legal Studies.

She is presently the Vice President, an Executive Committee Member and an Advisory Board Member for the American and Caribbean Law Initiative ("ACLI"). In 2004, she coordinated the first ACLI Summer Conference entitled "Caribbean Market Forces: Emerging Trends in International and Comparative Law." She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights.

In conjunction with the ACLI, she coordinates the American and Caribbean Law Clinic at NSU Law Center and teaches the Selected Issues in Caribbean Law Workshop.

In 2010-2011, Professor Cross served as the President of Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference and Conference Chair for the first Joint Meeting of the Southeast/Southwest and Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference on March 31-April 3, 2011. The theme of the conference was the Role of the Law in Fostering Social, Political and Economic Equality.

In fall 2004, she served as the Faculty Chair of the Goodwin Seminar. In that capacity, she will organize a seminar series entitled "Tradewinds in Caribbean Law: Evolution of Legal Norms and Quest for Independent Justice."

She also regularly teaches Lawyering Skills and Values and Negotiable Instruments. She currently serves as a course creator for Negotiable Instruments Law in the Online AAMPLE ® Program. Professor Cross has also taught Comparative Commonwealth Caribbean Legal Systems: A Human Rights Approach during the Cayman Islands Winter Break Program for Stetson University School of Law and the ACLI.

Professor Cross also serves as faculty advisor to the Caribbean Law Students Association.

She is admitted to the Bar in New York, Illinois and Florida.

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