Nova Southeastern University
3305 College Ave
Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
EducationJ.D., University of Michigan, 1985
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 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." In conjunction with the ACLI, she coordinates the Caribbean Law Clinic at NSU Shepard Broad College of Law and teaches the Caribbean Law Seminar.
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. She is currently the treasurer and a board member of the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.
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."
Professor Cross has coordinated programs and presented at annual conferences for many organizations including the American Association of Law Schools, the Legal Writing Institute, the Association of Legal Writing Directors, the Southeast Association of Law Schools, and the Global Legal Skills Conference. Moreover, she has worked with several local bar associations such as the T.J. Reddick Bar Association, the Caribbean Bar Association and the Haitian Lawyers Association. Finally, she is a member of the board of the Human Rights Action Network.
She also regularly teaches Legal Research & Writing and UCC: Negotiable Instruments. Furthermore, she teaches various courses in NSU's online Masters in Science of Law 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 serves as faculty advisor to the Black Law Students Association and the Caribbean Law Students Association.
She is admitted to the Bar in New York, Illinois and Florida.
Areas of InterestCaribbean Law