Phaeton In-Depth : Jack A. Bobo

Jack Bobo

Jack Bobo earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence and M.S. in Environmental
Science in 1996 from Indiana University. Both an attorney and a scientist
by training, Jack specializes in the policy crossroads of science and law.

Following law school, Jack received a fellowship to the Lauterpacht Research
Centre for International Law at Cambridge University, England. During this
time he participated in the negotiations of the Protocol to the London Ocean
Dumping Convention as a member of the New Zealand delegation and published
an article on the impact on science in Antarctica of a liability annex to
the Madrid Protocol to the Antarctic Treaty.

More recently he has served as the Chairman to the Antarctic Law Interest
Group of the American Society of International Law. He currently works at
the United States Department of State in Washington, DC as a trade policy
advisor on biotechnology. Prior to joining the State Department he worked
at a DC law firm where his assignments included intellectual property rights
and environmental law.

On expeditionary projects, Jack has excavated prehistoric mammals in South
Dakota and dinosaurs in Canada, pursued Peregrine falcon conservation
efforts in Yellowstone, and collected new moth species in Africa.

In his spare time, Jack keeps his edge by fencing both foil and saber. He
is also a photographer, his most recent photos appearing in Archaeology
Magazine and World Book Encyclopedia.


American Society of International Law
American Bar Association, Section on International Law and Practice
Indiana Bar Association

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Work Experience
Jack's work experience includes teaching in Gabon, Africa, serving as a research fellow at Cambridge, advising the PresidentÍs Information Technology Advisory Committee on socioeconomic workforce issues, and work as an attorney in Washington, D.C.