Faculty Publications

Timothy Ravich



  • Drone Law (American Bar Association forthcoming)
  • Florida Consumer Law (ALM forthcoming)
  • Fundamentals of Florida Aviation and Space Law (forthcoming)
  • Aviation Law after September 11th (Vandeplas 2010) [908 page textbook], reviewed at  commons.erau.edu


Ongoing Writing-BLOGS


Expert Aviation Series- LexisNexis® Expert Commentary

  • Claims against the U.S. under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2671 et seq. (2008)
  • Antitrust Issues and Predation in the Airline Industry (2008)
  • Airline Liability Arising under the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (the “Montreal Convention”) (2008)
  • Choice-of-Law Issues in Aviation Cases (2008)
  • Airline “Code-Sharing” Lawsuits (2008)
  • The Forum Non Conveniens Doctrine: Aviation Accident Litigation (2008)
  • Death on the High Seas Act (“DOHSA”), 46 U.S.C. § 30301 et seq. (2008)
  • New York’s Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights: Air Transport Ass’n of America v. Cuomo (2008)
  • The Railway Labor Act, 45 U.S.C. § 151 et seq. (2008)
  • Air Carrier Access Act, 49 U.S.C. § 41705 et seq. (2008)
  • Racial Discrimination in Airline Transportation: Cerqueira v. American Airlines (2008)
  • Airline “Bumping” Claims (2008)
  • Mandatory Airline Pilot Retirement: A Solution in Search of a Problem? (2008)
  • The General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994, 49 U.S.C. § 40101 Note (“GARA”) (2008)
  • Medical Certification for Pilots (2008)
  • Defense and Appeal of FAA Certificate Actions (2008)
  • FAA Airmen Certificate and Civil Penalty Actions (2008)
  • Admiralty Jurisdiction in Aviation Accident Litigation (2008)


  • Anti-Drone Law Unlikely to Promote Privacy, Security, Daily Business Review, June 25, 2013, at A8, available here.
  • Restoring Hope, 11th Judicial Historical Society, Fall 2010, at 10 (exposing segregated drinking fountains at the Miami-Dade courthouse and restoration efforts taken by the local bar association to apologize for and recognize a blueprint of racism).
  • A Fresh Start for Mexicana? Aviation Bankruptcy Law, Airliners, December 2010, at 32.
  • Space Law in the New Millennium, Airliners, March/April 2010, at 46.
  • Aviation Litigation and Mass Torts: A Crash Course, American Bar Ass’n, Section of Litigation, Mass Torts, Winter 2010, at 3.
  • President’s Message, The Bulletin (2008-2009) (monthly columns dedicated to issues including judicial funding, rights of women and minority lawyers, and professionalism)
  • Yo soy Caba! Increasing Diversity in the DCBA, Cuban American Bar Association Briefs, Fall 2008, at 50 (discussing the importance of promoting demographic bar associations without fragmenting legal community’s support of local judiciary).
  • The Fair Treatment for Experienced Pilots Act, Airliners, March/April 2008, at 69.
  • Airline Alliances: Code-Sharing, not Blame-Sharing, Airliners, May/June 2007, at 60.
  • Without Reservations, Daily Business Review (Special Report: Antitrust Issue) (2004).


  • Unmanned Innovation: The Interface of Aviation and Information Technology, The Many Faces of Innovation, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv University (January 2016)
  • Constitution in the Drone Age, Sixth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois (November 2015)
  • Amazon to Australia: UAV Global Showcase at Drones Incoming! Are you Ready for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)?, American Bar Association Showcase Program, Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (2015), www.americanbar.org
  • Fox35 Investigates: Florida Drone Law (Orlando 2015), www.myfoxorlando.com
  • International Drone Regulations: Emerging Laws, Policies and Best Practices, American Bar Association Section of Science and Technology Law (Webinar) (2015)
  • Drone Legal Issues and Neighbors Complain of Drones Flying over Winter Park Back Yards, WKMG (Orlando 2015), www.clickorlando.com and www.clickorlando.com
  • One Nation, Under Drones, American Constitution Society First Constitutional Law Scholars Forum, Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida (2015), lawprofessors.typepad.com
  • Courts in the Drone Age, Law + Informatics Symposium on Digital Evidence, Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law, Highland Heights, Kentucky, (2015), chaselaw.nku.edu
  • Chair, Aviation and Space Law Symposium, Florida International University Law Review, Miami, Florida (2015),  law.fiu.edu
  • What You’re Actually Buying When You Buy a Plane Ticket, Huffington Post (2015), www.msn.com
  • Does it Pay to Hack Your Airfare, HUFFPost Live (Webcast) (2015), live.huffingtonpost.com
  • Assessing “Drones for Good”-Public UASs in the Middle East, InternationalAviation Management Conference, Emirates Aviation University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2014)
  • Civil RICO Action Over Spirit Fees Ready to Take Off, Daily Business Review (2014), available at www.dailybusinessreview.com
  • Featured Guest, Drones: The Good Kind, Podcast, The Tom Woods Show (2014), available at www.schiffradio.com
  • What Happens When a Drone Crashes?, FastCompany (2014), available at www.fastcompany.com
  • Speaker, Rolling the Dice: Compliance or Consequence for the Drone Industry, Nevada Unmanned Systems Business Exposition, Las Vegas, Nevada (2014), available at www.unmannedsystemsbizexpo.com
  • Panelist, Using Drones in the News and Entertainment Industries: Legal and Regulatory Issues, The Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute of Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California (2014), www.swlaw.edu
  • Program Chair, Women Lawyers of the 11th Judicial Circuit: A Historical Perspective, Eleventh Judicial Historical Society, Miami, Florida (2013)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Podcast, George Mason University Mercatus Center (2013), available at surprisinglyfree.com
  • If I fly Over My Neighbor’s House, Is It Trespassing?, The Atlantic (2012), available at www.theatlantic.com
  • What Happens When a Drone Crashes,FastCompany (2014) (quoted in www.fastcompany.com)
  • Space Commerce, China Central Television (2012)
  • Inaugural Speaker, Aviation and Space Law: An Introduction, Florida State University College of Law, Aviation and Space Law Society, Tallahassee, Florida (2012)
  • Program Chair, The Montreal Convention: To Infinity, er, 100,000 SDRs and Beyond, Florida Bar Aviation Law Certification Exam Review Course, Orlando, FL (2010)
  • Cancellations and Passenger Rights, NBC Universal (2010)
  • TSA Worker Arrested, NBC Universal (2010)
  • Chairman, Open Skies for VLJs in Latin American and the Caribbean, MIU Aviation Conference, Miami, FL (2008)
  • President and Chair, Dade County Bar Association Monthly Luncheons (2008-2009) (featuring speakers such as Justice Peggy A. Quince (first African-American woman Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida) and Carolyn B. Lamm, President of the American Bar Association)
  • Flight Rights, NBC Universal (2008)
  • Airline Passengers’ Rights, Miami-Dade Consumer Sense, Cable-TAP television (2007)
  • China Blocks Takeoff of New Airlines, Asia Times (2007) (quoted in atimes.com)
  • Airline Passengers’ Bill of Rights: Is It Time to Re-Regulate the Airline Industry with New Customer Protections?, National Public Radio, “The Conversation” KUOW, Seattle, WA (2007)
  • Moderator, Passenger Rights-Government vs. Industry, Asociación Latinoamericana de Transporte Aéreo, ALTA Aviation Law Americas Conference for Legal and Finance Issues Facing the Aviation Industry, Miami, FL (2007)
  • Speaker, From Sputnik to Space Florida, Florida Bar, Orlando, FL (2007)
  • Speaker, Why Airline Passenger Profiling is Necessary, Florida Bar, Tampa, FL (2006)
  • Panel Chair, Surveillance Society: National Security vs. Personal Privacy, 46th Transportation Research Forum, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. (2005) (panelists: ACLU, Electronic Privacy Information Center, Heritage Foundation, and TSA)
  • Speaker, The U.S. Airline Industry: Regulatory Impulses and Passengers’ Rights, Policy Law and Management Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom (2002)

James Beckman


  • Controversies in Affirmative Action. Beckman, J. A. (2014). Controversies in affirmative action. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
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