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Jean G. Zorn

Professor of Law Emeritus

(305) 348-8346

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B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School


Professor Zorn comes to the FIU College of Law from the City University of New York Law School where she was a member of the law faculty from 1985-2002 and directed the first-year lawyering skills program. An innovative and talented classroom teacher, she has also brought her experience at skills development into her property law and corporations classes. Professor Zorn has consulted widely with foreign legal institutions regarding law school skills instruction, as well as the role of customary law in the formal legal system, court administration, and commercial and consumer protection laws. She is a prolific scholar, with numerous articles and books to her credit. Her research interests lie primarily in the areas of the customary and comparative law of the South Pacific, a part of the world that she visits regularly. Professor Zorn also has substantial experience in the practice of law, in both large and small firms, in matters ranging from family law to mergers and acquisitions.