John Paul Jones
Professor Emeritus of Law
Courses Taught Administrative Law Constitutional Law Admiralty Law Law of War
Profile

Professor John Paul Jones teaches and writes about constitutional law, administrative law, maritime law, and military law. He has written more than three dozen articles and book chapters on these subjects, and his scholarship has appeared in the American Journal of Legal HistoryJournal of Maritime Law and Commerce, and Tulane Law Review, among other venues. Professor Jones sits on the advisory boards of the National Institute of Military Justice and the Charleston Maritime Law Institute, and has acted as a consultant to the World Bank, constitutional advisor to Albania, Lithuania, Macedonia, and Ukraine, and visiting scholar at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. He has served as Editor or Associate Editor of the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce since 1995. Professor Jones was awarded the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Educator Award in 1987 and 2008.

Bar Admissions
California
Virginia
Professional Experience
Professor Emeritus of Law (2014-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Professor of Law (1988-2013)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Associate Professor of Law (1985-88)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Assistant Professor of Law (1982-85)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Editor (2001-05)
Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce
Associate Editor (1995-2000, 2006-present)
Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce
Consultant (Albanian Legal Education) (1999-2000)
The World Bank
Visiting Scholar (1988-91)
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
Judicial Clerk, Hon. David Schwartz (1980-81)
U.S. Court of Claims
Judicial Extern, Hon. J. Clifford Wallace (1980)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Research Assistant, Prof. Kenneth Culp Davis (1979)
University of San Diego School of Law
Legal Officer (1971-73)
Fighter Squadron 213
Constitutional Advisor (Albania, Lithuania, Macedonia, Ukraine) (1992-present)
Central & East European Law Initiative, American Bar Association
Member (1994-2000, 2007)
Administrative Law Advisory Committee, Virginia Code Commission
Publications
Articles

Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Administrative Law, 47 U. Rich. L. Rev. 7 (2012) (with Afsana Chowdhury). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Sky Has Not Fallen Yet on Punitive Damages in Admiralty Cases, 83 Tul. L. Rev. 1289 (2009). [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Administrative Law, 43 U. Rich. L. Rev. 73 (2008) (co-authored with Molly Geissenhainer). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Expatriation and Procedural Due Process, in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (David Tanenhaus, ed. 2008) (Macmillan Reference).

Brief of Professors David J. Bederman et al. as Amici Curiae in Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker, No. 07-219, Supreme Court of the United States, on Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2007).

Anthony M. Kennedy, in The Supreme Court Justices: A Biographical Dictionary (Melvin I. Urofsky, ed., 2d. ed. 2006) (CQ Press).

Expatriation, United States v. Kahriger, and Anthony McLeod Kennedy, in The Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (Paul Finkelman, ed. 2006) (Routledge Reference).

The Supreme Court: A Unique Institution in The Highest Court in the Land, U.S. Department of State E-Journal (April, 2005). [online]

Brief of Alain de Foucauld as Amicus Curiae in R.M.S. Titanic, Inc. v. The Wrecked and Abandoned Vessel, No. 04-1933, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, on appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (2004).

Brief of Professors Francesco Berlingieri et al. as Amici Curiae in Norfolk Southern Railway Co., v. James N. Kirby Pty. Ltd., No. 02-1028, Supreme Court of the United States, on Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (2004).

Chapters

Ships, Diverting and Ordering into Port, in Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (R. Wolfrum, online ed. 2010).

Collisions, in 8 Benedict on Admiralty (J. Edginton, ed., 2005).

Reviews

Review of Jeffrey Toobin, The Oath: The Obama Whitehouse and the Supreme Court, 27 NAACA News 8 (2013).

Book Review, 51 Am. J. Legal Hist. 377 (2011) (reviewing George Athan Billias, Constitutionalism Heard Round the World, 1776-1989).

Review of John A.C. Cartner, Richard P. Fiske & Tara L. Leitner, The International Law of the Shipmaster, 2010 ITC News No. 7 (Newsletter of the International Transportation Committee of the ABA Section of International Law).


Education
B.A., Marquette University 1969
J.D., University of San Diego 1980
LL.M., Yale University 1982
Contact Information
(804) 289-8211
(804) 289-8683 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Administrative Law
American and International Constitutional Law
Maritime Law
Military Law