Jack Graves joins the College of Law as a teaching professor in the JDinteractive program, beginning in fall 2020. He will initially develop and teach online courses in Commercial Transactions and Evidence.
Graves comes to Syracuse University from Touro Law Center, where he served as Professor of Law and Director of Digital Legal Education and launched its FlexTime J.D. program. His academic career includes previous appointments at the University of Colorado, Stetson University, Franklin Pierce (now University of New Hampshire) and Syracuse University (as a visitor in the fall of 2005).
Graves’ teaching and writing focus on contracts, commercial law, and arbitration (including both domestic and international sales and arbitration law), as well as digital lawyering (technology leveraged delivery of legal services). His teaching experience also includes Business Organizations, Evidence, Professional Responsibility and Basic Business for Lawyers. His most recent writing projects focus largely on teaching materials tailored to an assessment intensive, online teaching environment, including the innovative Learning Contracts (West 2d ed., 2019); International Sales & Commercial Arbitration (2017 online edition); and Sales Law (2020 online edition) for embedded use within an asynchronous online course.
Graves has played a significant role at a national level in the development of online legal education in J.D. programs. He participated as one of the original members of the Working Group on Distance Learning in Legal Education (and collaborated in its original publication of a manual for best practices); developed and delivered two fully asynchronous courses through iLaw Distance Learning to law schools around the country; and he serves as a frequent speaker at leading conferences on online legal education.
Graves earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1994 and his B.A. from the University of Colorado in 1974.