Robert H. Jerry, II

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Robert H. Jerry, II

Isidor Loeb Professor of Law

BS, magna cum laude, Indiana State University, '74
JD, cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, '77

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Robert H. Jerry, II is the Isidor Loeb Professor of Law at the School of Law. He returned to the faculty at MU in the fall of 2015, having previously held the Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professorship at the School of Law from 1998 to 2003. From 2003 to 2014, he served as dean of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He also held the Levin Mabie and Levin Professorship at UF Law from 2003 to 2015. His 11 years as dean at UF Law ties for the second longest decanal tenure in the history of the University of Florida law school. Prior to his academic appointments at MU Law and UF Law, he held the Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence at the University of Memphis from 1994 to 1998, and he was a professor of law at the University of Kansas from 1981 to 1994, where he also served as dean from 1989 to 1994. He practiced law in Indianapolis from 1978 to 1981 with the firm of Barnes, Hickam, Pantzer & Boyd (now Barnes & Thornburg), and he clerked for Judge George E. MacKinnon in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit during the 1977-78 term. He received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a member of the Michigan Law Review, and his undergraduate degree from Indiana State University.

His research and teaching specialty is insurance law, and he is the author of numerous books, book chapters, articles, and essays in this field, including the 1000+ page treatise Understanding Insurance Law, which went to a fifth edition in 2012. He has also written and presented in the field of leadership studies. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and past chair of the Insurance Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. His committee and commission activities include service for the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws, the Florida Bar and the Supreme Court of the State of Florida, and the American Law Institute, as well as numerous organizations in communities where he has lived. He has also engaged in numerous service activities at every university where he has held an appointment, including chairing the Faculty Executive Committee at the University of Kansas in 1988-1989 and election to the Faculty Executive Committee at the University of Missouri in 2000-2001 during a three-year term on the MU Faculty Council. In 2016, he chaired the University’s Ad Joc Joint Committee on Protests, Public Spaces, Free Speech and the Press.

At the School of Law, he has been affiliated with the Center for Dispute Resolution as a Senior Fellow since 2003, and he is currently engaged with the Center in developing an insurance dispute resolution subspecialty under the Center’s umbrella. His courses at the School of Law include Insurance Law, Lawyering, Insurance Claims Processing and Dispute Resolution, Contracts, and Advanced Topics in Insurance.

Latest News

Professor Jerry Publishes Piece in the Tampa Bay Times About the Need to Cover Pre-existing Conditions

Professor Jerry Comments on Trupanion Insurance Issue

Professor Jerry Participates in Campus Free Speech Discussion

Professor Jerry Speaks on Insurance Law and Dispute Resolution

Law Faculty Help Develop New Policies Designed to Help Campus Community, Visitors Understand Rights Related to Protests and Use of Public Spaces

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Most Recent Publications

Understanding Insurance Law, 6th ed. with D. Richmond, Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2017.

Risk and Regulation in Private Insurance, In I. Glenn Cohen, A. Hoffman, & W. Sage, eds., The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law. London: Oxford University Press, 2017. (pp. 720-741).

Dispute Resolution, Insurance, and Points of Convergence, 2015 JOURNAL OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION 255 (2015).

Public Forum 2.1: Public Higher Education Institutions and Social Media with Lyrissa Lidsky, 14 FLORIDA COASTAL LAW REVIEW 55 (2013).

Understanding Crop Insurance, in NEW APPLEMAN ON INSURANCE CRITICAL ISSUES, (ed. J. Thomas, Lexis Publishing, 2013).

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