Francis J. Mootz III joined the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law on June 1, 2012, as the school’s ninth dean. After his five-year term as dean, he joined the faculty as professor of law.
Previously, Professor Mootz served as associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean for faculty development and William S. Boyd professor of law at William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV. He has also taught at Penn State Dickinson School of Law, William and Mary Law School and Western New England University School of Law. Professor Mootz is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Duke University graduate school and Duke University School of Law.
Professor Mootz teaches and writes in traditional doctrinal areas such as insurance, contract and sales law. He has served as an expert consultant regarding insurance coverage cases, and he has co-edited three volumes of the 14-volume Appleman Library Edition that has updated and replaced the leading insurance law treatise. Most recently he has written and presented on insurance issues arising in the context of the state-legal cannabis industry. He served as a member of the board of commissioners on uniform state laws from 2006 until 2012 and was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2012.