Timothy M. Ravich, Assistant Professor, is an internationally
recognized authority in
aviation law and
one of only thirty-seven lawyers in the State of Florida who is a
Board Certified Specialist in Aviation Law. His scholarship
focuses on administrative law, civil litigation, and national
security law through the lens of civil, commercial, and military
In addition to publishing a course book, Aviation Law after
September 11th (Vandeplas 2010) and a forthcoming treatise
on "Drone Law" (American Bar Association), Professor Ravich has
written extensively in connection with aviation issues, including
airline deregulation and passenger rights, aviation security and
terrorism, and unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs" or "drones"). He is
the author of the LexisNexis
Expert Aviation Series
and has contributed to Thomson Reuters/Aspatore Special
Professor Ravich's scholarship is widely cited and has appeared
in the Columbia Journal of Law and Social
Problems, William and Mary Business Law Review,
American Business Law Journal, Washington University
Journal of Law and Policy, Richmond Journal of Law
and Technology, Chicago-Kent Law
Review, Pepperdine Law Review, Syracuse
Journal of Science and Technology Law, Indiana Law
Journal, Boston University Journal of Science and
Technology Law, Ohio State Law
Journal, Georgetown Journal of International
Law, and U.C. Davis Journal of International Law and
Prior to joining the University of Central Florida, Professor
Ravich practiced as a commercial trial lawyer with McDermott, Will
& Emery and Hunton & Williams LLP. He also served as
President and CEO of the Dade County Bar Association, the largest
voluntary bar association in the State of Florida.
He has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest
possible rating, based on legal ability and general ethical
standars. In addition, Professor Ravich was named as a
"Leading Lawyer" by the South Florida Legal Guide and consistently
selected by his colleagues as a Florida "Super Lawyer."
Administrative Law, National Security, Aviation (Drones and
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), Law and Technology
Resolving the Tension Between Scientific Exchange and the
Promotion of Drugs, 4 J. Health Care Compliance 12 (2002)
(co-authored with Suzanne K. Sterling)
Consulting Editor, Laws and Ethics for Florida Dental
Professionals, Health Stud. Inst. (2002)
Consulting Editor, Florida Acupuncture Law, Health Stud. Inst.
The U.S. Airline Industry after September 11, 2001, 8 Int'l
Travel L.J. 254 (2001) (joint publication of the Travel Law Centre,
University of Northumbria at Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Nova
Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, Ft. Lauderdale,
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
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).
AND MEDIA APPEARANCES
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)
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), http://www.swlaw.edu/pdfs/institute/drone_brochure.pdf
Program Chair, Women Lawyers of the 11th Judicial Circuit: A
Historical Perspective, Eleventh Judicial Historical Society,
Miami, Florida (2013)
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
Flight Rights, NBC Universal (2008)
Airline Passengers' Rights, Miami-Dade Consumer Sense, Cable-TAP
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
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
Speaker, The U.S. Airline Industry: Regulatory Impulses and
Passengers' Rights, Policy Law and Management Conference, Newcastle
upon Tyne, United Kingdom (2002)
Law and Technology
Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)
PLA4022: Aviation Law
PLA3205: Civil Practice and Procedure
PLA4436: Florida Partnerships and Corporations
PLA3871: Law and Technology
The health care informatics master's program at UCF really helped me connect with the industry, meet people at conferences and sit for the most-desired certification exams."
— Michael Neimann, M.S. in health care informatics ('14)
My internship with the District 9 Medical Examiner’s Office was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I gained an excellent understanding of the medical examiner’s office and the criminal justice field in general."
— Adam Stubley, B.S. in criminal justice, criminal profiling certificate ('11)
UCF provides its physical therapy students with an excellent education and prepares them to work in the most challenging of settings."
— Jamie Dyson, Rehabilitation Supervisor, Orlando Regional Medical Center
UCF's program provided me the opportunity to expedite my student experience while attaining practical experience working within local health systems."
— Daniel Barr, V.P. at National Children's Hospital; M.S. in health sciences, health services administration track ('04)
My master's education helped me see the big picture of the nonprofit industry. UCF showed me how to see the different fundraising tools within the Central Florida area."
— Krysti Griffith, Executive Director of Growth from Grief; Master of Nonprofit Management ('12)
The course opened my eyes to grant writing ... I learned a great deal and you [Barbara Howell] are truly an excellent instructor."
— Deborah Reith, Master of Public Administration student who secured a $10,000 federal grant through a course project; B.S. in criminal justice ('86)
The skills I learned during my time at UCF are what made my transition to law school so seamless."
— Jacqueline Iaquinta, Touro Law Center student; B.S. in legal studies ('10)
As an inaugural graduate of the M.R.A. program at UCF, I can attest to the outstanding curriculum developed for research administrators. "
— April Heyward, Post Award Services Coordinator, University of South Carolina; Master of Research Administration ('13)
It was at UCF that I first learned many of the skills that I’ve since honed, including mapping with GIS software - an ability I found invaluable to my search for internships, graduate-level coursework, and employment."
— Richard "Ben" Hagen, Research and Communications Associate, New Economy Project, New York City; B.S. in public administration ('10)
I am excited to be able to give back to the program that invested so much in me. It is truly and honor and a privilege."
— Carlos Gual, Instructor of Athletic Training; B.S. in athletic training ('09)
The faculty advisor [at my medical school] was amazed that I had the opportunity to truly participate in the full spectrum of research as an undergraduate. "
— Chase Cavayero, medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicince, B.S. in health sciences - pre-clinical ('13),