Frederick B. Jonassen
Associate Professor of Law

Frederick B. Jonassen


(321) 206-5663


J.D., Indiana University School of Law (Magna Cum Laude)
Ph.D, Cornell University (English Literature)
B.A., Columbia University

Classes Taught

Civil Procedure I and II
Contracts I and II
Law and Religion Seminar
Legal Research and Writing 1 and 2
Products Liability Seminar


Before becoming an attorney, Professor Frederick Jonassen taught in the Department of English at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. During that time, he published a dozen articles on the English literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. After graduating from law school, Professor Jonassen served as judicial clerk to the Honorable William C. Lee, Chief Judge of the Federal District of Northern Indiana. Professor Jonassen spent three years in private practice with the firm of Baker & Daniels in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and then returned to the classroom at the Florida A&M College of Law before joining the Barry Law faculty in August 2004. Professor Jonassen has published articles on international labor law, law and literature and legal history, and religion and constitutional law.


A Baby-Step to Global Labor Reform: Corporate Codes of Conduct and the Child, 17 Minnesota Journal of International Law 1 (2008)

The Law and the Host of The Canterbury Tales, 43 The John Marshall Law Review 51 (2010)

Free Speech and Establishment Clause Rights at Public School Graduations: A Disclaimer: The Preceding Speech Was Government-Censored and Does Not Represent the Views of the Valedictorian, 55 Wayne State Law Review 683 (2009), and legal writing, On-Line Legal Research Workshops, 22 St. Thomas Law Review 470 (2010)