LAW : FACULTY

faculty bio
Jon Sylvester
Title:

Professor of Law

Associate Dean of Graduate Law Programs

School:
Law
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6673

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Contract Law
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • International Sales
  • Remedies

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Arbitration
  • Contract Law

EDUCATION

JD, Harvard University

MJ, University of California, Berkeley

BA, Stanford University

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Practiced with the Washington, DC offices of two major New York-based law firms.
  • Has directed and/or taught in legal education programs in China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Kenya, Malta, Panama and Turkey.
  • Formally a Fulbright Scholar (East Africa 1992-93).
  • Formerly a New York Times Fellow.
  • Worked as a television news writer, reporter and producer.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Bound To Arbitrate, The Recorder, 7/31/2012.

The Other Sovereign Debt Crisis A 30-Year Update on Sub-Saharan Africa, 41:3 International Law News p. 9 (ABA, Summer 2012). An abbreviated version of this article was subsequently published as Sovereign Debt in Sub-Saharan Africa in the "Best of ABA Sections" feature of 30:2 GP-Solo p. 68 (ABA, March/April 2013).

Resolving Arbitrability, The Recorder, 29 March 2012.

The Problem With Nominees, 28 CEB Real Prop. Law Rptr 5 (2005). With Roger Bernhardt.

Deconstructing Development, 22 Wisconsin Int'l. L.J. 1 (2004). With Ruth Gordon.

It's Not Just A Job, It's An Adventure!34 Univ. Toledo L.R. 165 (2002). With Anthony Pagano.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Economic Stagnation, Political Disintegration and the Specter of Recolonization, 27 Loyola of Los Angeles L. Rev. 1299 (1994).

Impracticability, Mutual Mistake and Related Contractual Bases for Equitably Adjusting the External Debt of Sub-Saharan Africa, 13 Northwestern J. of Int'l. Law & Bus. 258 (1992).

Is the Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act Potentially Unconstitutional? If So, Should the Texas Cure be Adopted Elsewhere? 25 Geo. Wash. J. Int'l L. & Econ. 737 (1991). With Richard J. Graving.

Validity of Post-Employment Non-Compete Covenants in Broadcast News Employment Contracts, 11 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L. J. 423 (1989).

The Uncertain Status of Post-Employment Non-Compete Covenants in Texas, 14 T. Marshall L.Rev. 1 (1988).

How California Governs the News Media, 26 Santa Clara L. Rev. 381 (1986).

How the States Govern the News Media - A Survey of Selected Jurisdictions, 16 SW Univ. L. Rev. 723 (1986).

Government Supports United States Exporters, 1 Int'l Fin. L. Rev. 13 (1982). With Anthony F. Essaye.