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  • Mark P. Nevitt
  • Associate Professor of Law

  • mpnevitt@law.syr.edu

  • Education
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    Master of Laws, Environmental & Nat’l Security Law, with distinction 2012
  • U.S. Naval War College
    Joint Professional Military Education, National Security Diploma 2007
  • Georgetown University Law Center
    J.D. 2006
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
    B.S. 1997


Mark P. Nevitt

Mark Patrick Nevitt joins the Syracuse University College of Law as an Associate Professor of Law in fall 2020. At Syracuse, he will be teaching courses in constitutional law, national security law, environmental law, and climate change law.

Before joining Syracuse University, Nevitt served as the Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Law at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. From 2017-2019 Nevitt served as the Sharswood Fellow, Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he taught climate change law and policy and a seminar on national security law and society.

His articles have appeared in the Washington University Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Georgia Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, and Harvard Environmental Law Review. He is a frequent contributor to NYU Law’s Just Security blog and Penn Law’s Regulatory Review. He is currently working on projects addressing how climate change is destabilizing numerous areas of law.

Before academia, Nevitt served as both a tactical jet aviator and attorney (JAG) in the United States Navy. His military awards include the Air Medal and Meritorious Service Medal (four awards). As an aviator, Nevitt flew 1,000+ flight hours and accumulated more than 290 carrier-arrested landings. As an attorney, Nevitt served in a variety of assignments with a focus on environmental, administrative, and international law. While serving as the Regional Environmental Counsel in Norfolk, VA, Nevitt tackled emerging legal and policy issues posed by the intersection of climate change and national security. More recently, Nevitt helped provide legal advice to the US Navy’s investigation into the Iranian detention of US Navy sailors on Farsi Island, Iran.

Originally from Rhode Island, Nevitt received his J.D. and LL.M. (with distinction) from the Georgetown University Law Center and his B.S.E. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.