Jeffrey W. Grove

Professor of Law Emeritus

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

Curriculum Vitae


B.A., 1965, Juniata College
J.D. (Honors), 1969, The George Washington University


Following his graduation from the George Washington University Law School, where he was notes editor of The George Washington Law Review, Professor Grove clerked for two years in the chambers of Honorable Ruggero J. Aldisert, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  He also assisted Judge Aldisert in teaching the Federal Jurisdiction course at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. 

Professor Grove joined the faculty of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1971.  As a tenured professor of law, specializing in the areas of federal practice and complex litigation, he also served in several administrative capacities, including Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1981-86); Acting Dean (1986-1988); and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies (2002-07), responsible for establishing and overseeing the law school’s graduate law degree programs: the Master of Laws (LL.M.) and the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.).  In his role as Graduate Studies Dean, he delivered presentations on behalf of the law school in countries around the world.  He was also the faculty advisor for the LL.M. track in American Law for Foreign Lawyers (2002-07). 

Professor Grove has visited or lectured at other law schools, both in the U.S. and abroad.  He was a visiting professor at the University of Illinois College of Law (Fall 1990) and the University of Idaho College of Law (1979-80 & Spring 1988). Since taking emeritus status in 2008, he was appointed visiting professor at Renmin (People's) University of China Law School in Beijing (Fall 2011 & 2012). For more than 15 years, Professor Grove was Director of the law school’s Chinese Law Summer Program, which he established in 1987 at East China University of Political Science & Law in Shanghai and relocated in 1998 to Renmin University of China Law School in Beijing, and in which he taught as Resident Professor.  He has traveled to China regularly for more than 20 years, visiting more than a dozen law schools, and delivering lectures and presentations to students, law faculties, judges and lawyers throughout China.  He was on Sabbatical Leave in China during Spring/Summer 1994.  In 1998 he was appointed Honorary Professor of Renmin University of China Law School.

Professor Grove served as the Chair of the Board of Faculty Advisors of the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review; a member of the Board of Directors of the law school’s Center for International & Comparative Law; a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; and remains an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI).

His published writings appear in legal periodicals in both the United States and China. A list of publications and presentations is set forth in his Curriculum Vitae, which is linked at the top of this page.