Jeffrey Schmitt

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Associate Professor of Law



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(904) 680-7676






Prior to joining the faculty at Florida Coastal School of Law, Professor Schmitt served as a law clerk to Judge Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Judge Timothy J. Corrigan of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He also worked as an associate at Jones Day in Cleveland, Ohio. While in law school, he served as an essays editor on the Virginia Law Review.


  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif
  • Miami University, B.A. (Economics and Political Science), magna cum laude


  • Civil Procedure
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Legal History


Rethinking the State Sovereignty Interest in Specific Jurisdiction,Case W. Res. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2016)

In Defense of Shelby County’s Principle of Equal State Sovereignty,Okla. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2016)

Making Sense of Extraterritoriality: Why California’s Progressive Global Warming and Animal Welfare Legislation does not Violate the Dormant Commerce Clause, 39 Harv. Envtl. L. Rev. 423 (2015)

The Federal Right to Recover Fugitive Slaves: An Absolute but Self-Defeating Property Right, 2 Savannah L. Rev. 21 (2015) (invited colloquium contribution)

Constitutional Limitations on Extraterritorial State Power: State Regulation, Choice of Law, and Slavery, 83 Miss. L.J.59 (2014)

Immigration Enforcement Reform: Learning from the History of Fugitive Slave Rendition, 103 Geo. L.J. Online 1 (2014)

A Historical Reassessment of Full Faith and Credit,20 Geo. Mason  L. Rev. 485 (2013)

The Antislavery Judge Reconsidered, 29 Law & Hist. Rev. 797 (2011) (peer-reviewed)

Note, Rethinking Ableman v. Booth and States’ Rights in Wisconsin, 93 Va. L. Rev. 1315 (2007)