James R. Devine

James R. Devine
  • Legal ethics
  • Sports law
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and David Ross Hardy Professor of Law and Trial Practice

BA (1970), Franklin & Marshall College
JD (1975), Seton Hall University

Professor Devine joined the law faculty in 1980, after having practiced law from 1976-80 in Middletown, N.J., with the law firm of Madden & Holobinko. Before then, he served as a law clerk to two New Jersey trial court judges. While in law school, Professor Devine was a member of the Seton Hall Law Review.

He has had extensive experience in the field of professional responsibility and has published numerous articles and a book on legal ethics. He has also published books on Trial Practice and Insurance Law.

He served as Associate Circuit Judge in Iron County in 1990. He teaches Professional Responsibility, Trial Practice, Sports Law and Civil Procedure.

Recent Publications


Professional Responsibility: Problems, Cases and Materials, with William B. Fisch and Stephen Easton, (4th ed., West Publishing Co., 2013).
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Academic Journals

Curt Flood and a Triumph of the Show Me Spirit, 77 MISSOURI LAW REVIEW 9 (2012).
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