Jane E. Cross is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Caribbean Law Programs at Nova Southeastern University Law Center. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Center for Human Rights. Professor Cross received her B.A. with Honors in International Relations from the University of California Davis. She received her J.D. from the University of Michigan. She is presently the Secretary, an Executive Committee Member and an Advisory Board Member for the American and Caribbean Law Initiative ("ACLI"). In fall 2004, she was selected to be the Faculty Chair of the Goodwin Seminars and organized a seminar series entitled "Tradewinds in Caribbean Law: Evolution of Legal Norms and Quest for Independent Justice." She lectured and written on various topics concerning Caribbean law. Finally, Professor Cross also acts as faculty advisor to the Black Law Students Association and the Caribbean Law Students Association and was nominated for Professor of the Year in 2006.