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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 board of the National Institute of Military Justice, 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
Associate Editor (2006 - present)
Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce
Constitutional Advisor (1992 - present)
Central & East European Law Initiative, American Bar Association
Professor of Law (1988 - 2013)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Editor (2001 - 2005)
Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce
Consultant, Albanian Legal Education (1999 - 2000)
The World Bank
Associate Editor (1995 - 2000)
Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce
Visiting Scholar (1988 - 1991)
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency
Associate Professor of Law (1985 - 1988)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Assistant Professor of Law (1982 - 1985)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, VA
Judicial Clerk, the Hon. David Schwartz (1980 - 1981)
U.S. Court of Claims
Judicial Extern, the Hon. J. Clifford Wallace (1980 - 1980)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Research Assistant, Prof. Kenneth Culp Davis (1979 - 1979)
University of San Diego School of Law
Legal Officer (1971 - 1973)
Fighter Squadron 213
Publications
Journal Articles

Administrative Law, 49 University of Richmond Law Review 1 (with John Mohrmann) (2014).

Administrative Law (Annual Survey of Virginia Law, 2012), 47 University of Richmond Law Review 7 (with Afsana Chowdhury) (2012).

Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Administrative Law, 43 University of Richmond Law Review 73 (with Molly Geissenhainer) (2008).

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

Into the Wind: Rhett Butler and the Law of War at Sea, 31 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 633 (2000).

Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Administrative Procedure, 33 University of Richmond Law Review 727 (with Charles Bonner et al.) (1999).

Once Again: What's Fact, What's Law, and Who Decides, Administrative Law News 2 (1996).

The Business of the Supreme Court Revisited, 1995 Journal of Supreme Court History 131 (1995).

Poison Gas Proliferation: Paradox, Politics, and Law, 15 Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal 521 (with Eileen Wagner) (1993).

The Tribunal in Albania, Spring 1993 East European Constitutional Review 51 (1993).

Unnecessary Immunity: Fetta v. Board of Medicine, March 1993 Virginia Lawyer 21 (1993).

Administrative Law Judges: Past, Present and Future, 12 Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges 15 (1992).

A Road Less Traveled to a Federal ERA, Summer 1992 Lex Claudia 41 (1992).

Making Judicial Nominees Answer Senate Questions, 7 St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary 139 (1991).

Some Ethical Considerations for Judicial Clerks, 4 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 771 (1991).

In Praise of Student-Edited Law Reviews: A Reply to Professor Dekanal, 57 University of Missouri–Kansas City Law Review 241 (1989).

Administrative Procedure (Annual Survey of Virginia Law, 1987), 21 University of Richmond Law Review 611 (1987).

Administrative Procedure (Annual Survey of Virginia Law, 1986), 20 University of Richmond Law Review 673 (1986).

Administrative Procedure (Annual Survey of Virginia Law, 1985), 19 University of Richmond Law Review 657 (1985).

Legislative Changes to Virginia Administrative Rulemaking, 19 University of Richmond Law Review 107 (1984).

Limiting Congressional Denationalization After Afroyim, 17 San Diego Law Review 121 (1979).

Book Chapters

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

Expatriation, in 2 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (David Tanenhaus, ed.) (2008).

Procedural Due Process, in 4 Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (David Tanenhaus, ed.) (2008).

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

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

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

Book Reviews

Review of The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin, National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys News 8 (April 2013).

Master Mariners and their Maritime Law: A Book Review, Review of John A.C. Cartner, et al., The International Law of the Shipmaster International Transportation Committee Newsletter 3 (July 2010).

Review of Robert M. Jarvis (ed.), An Admiralty Law Anthology, 27 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 485 (1996).

Jones on Tidwell, 'April '65: Confederate Covert Action in the American Civil War, H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online (June 1995).

Additional Publications

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 (with David Bederman et al.) (2007).

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).

Education
LL.M., Yale University 1982
J.D., University of San Diego 1980
B.A., Marquette University 1969
Contact Information
(804) 289 8211
(804) 289 8992 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Administrative Law
American and International Constitutional Law
Maritime Law
Military Law