Jason P. Nance is an Associate Professor of Law and the Associate Director for Education Law and Policy at the Center on Children and Families at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He teaches Education Law, Remedies, Torts, and Introduction to the Legal Profession. He focuses his research and writing on racial inequalities in the public education system, school discipline, the school-to-prison pipeline, students’ rights, and other issues in education law. His scholarship has been or will soon be published in the Washington University Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Arizona State Law Journal, Colorado Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review among several other journals. Professor Nance currently serves as the reporter for the American Bar Association's Joint Task Force on Reversing the School-to-Prison Pipeline, where he is authoring a report and recommendations and proposing resolutions for the ABA to adopt to help dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline nationwide.
In addition to earning a J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Professor Nance has a Ph.D. in Education Administration from the Ohio State University, where he also focused on empirical methodology. Prior to joining the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2011, Professor Nance was a Visiting Assistant Professor of law at the Villanova University School of Law and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics at the Ohio State University's College of Education. He also was a litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for several years and clerked for Judge Kent A. Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. Before attending graduate school and law school, Professor Nance served a public school math teacher in a large, metropolitan school district.
Professor Nance's scholarship can be found on:
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School; Ph.D., The Ohio State University; M.A., The Ohio State University; B.A., Brigham Young University
Teaching and Scholarship
- Education Law, Empirical Legal Studies, Torts, Remedies, The Legal Profession
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law faculty as Assistant Professor in 2011
- Previous Academic Experience: Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law (Fall 2010); Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics, The Ohio State University (2002 – 2003)
- Previous Professional Experience: Litigation Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (2007 – 2011); Law Clerk to Judge Kent A. Jordan, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Dec. 2006 – Sept. 2007); Law Clerk to Judge Kent A. Jordan, United States District Court for the District of Delaware (Sept. 2006 – Dec. 2006); Public School Teacher, Aldine Independent School District, Houston, Texas (1996 – 1999)