Levin College of Law

Robert H. Jerry, II

Dean Emeritus



J.D., University of Michigan (cum laude)
B.S., Indiana State University (magna cum laude)

Teaching and Scholarship

Insurance Law, Contracts, Health Insurance, Health Care Finance and Access

Professional Activities

  • University of Florida: Joined UF Law as Dean (July 2003 – July 2014)
  • University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law: Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law (1998-2003), Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award (2001)
  • Previous Academic Experience: University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Herbert Herff Chair of Excellence in Law (1994 98); University of Kansas School of Law, Dean (1989-94), Professor (1985-94), Associate Professor (1981-85), Chancellor’s Award for University Service
  • Private Practice: Barnes Hickam Pantzer & Boyd, Indianapolis, Ind. (1978-81). Law Clerk, U.S. Circuit Judge George E. MacKinnon for U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (1977-78).
  • Organizations (representative):  American Law Institute; Adviser, ALI Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance, 2010-present; American Bar Foundation, Fellow; Bar of the Supreme Court of Indiana; American Bar Association; Association of American Law Schools, Chair, Section on Insurance Law, 1993; Reporter, Insurable Interest Drafting Committee, Uniform Trust Code, Uniform Laws Commission, 2008-11; Florida Supreme Court Professionalism Commission, 2003-present; Florida Supreme Court Board of Bar Examiners Testing Commission, 2008-09



  • Understanding Insurance Law (with Douglas R. Richmond, co-author). New York: Lexis Publishing, Inc., 2012 (5th ed.), 1005 pp. [2008 (4th ed.), 1024 pp., with Richmond; 2002 (3rd ed.), 1171 pp.; 1996 (2nd ed.), 989 pp.; 1987 (1st ed.), 748 pp.]
  • Insurance Law: Cases and Materials (with Roger C. Henderson, co-author). New York: Lexis Publishing, Inc., 2001 (3d ed.), 1225 pp. [1996 (2nd ed.), 1136 pp., with Henderson]

Book Chapters & Related Contributions

  • “What is Insurance?,” In New Appleman on Insurance, Jeffrey Thomas, ed., New York: Lexis Publishing Co., 2009, Chap. 1.
  • “Insurance.” In The Oxford Companion to American Law, Kermit L. Hall et al., eds. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. Encyclopedia entry (pp. 420-23).

Law Reviews

  • Article, “Bad Faith at Middle Age: Comments on ‘The Principle Without a Name (Yet),’ Insurance Law, Contract Law, Specialness, Distinctiveness, and Difference,” 19 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal (2012).
  • Article, “Public Forum 2.1: Public Higher Education Institutions and Social Media,” Florida Coastal Law Review (forthcoming, 2012) (Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky, co-author).
  • Essay, “Leadership and Followership,” 44 University of Toledo Law Review 101-110 (2013).
  • Essay, “Reflections on Leadership,” 38 University of Toledo Law Review 539-546 (2007).
  • Essay, “Life, Disability, and Health Insurance: Understanding the Relationships,” 35 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 80-88 (2007).
  • Article, “Regulating the Business of Insurance: Federalism in an Age of Difficult Risks,” 41 Wake Forest Law Review 835-878 (2006) (Steven E. Roberts, co-author).
  • Article, “The Antitrust Implications of Collaborative Standard Setting by Insurers Regarding the Use of Genetic Information in Life Insurance Underwriting,” 9 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 397 (2003).
  • Article, “Insurance, Terrorism, and 9/11: Reflections on Three Threshold Questions,” 9 Connecticut Insurance Law Journal 95-120 (2002).