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B.A., University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, August 1990
M.B.A., Samford University School of Business, Birmingham, Alabama, May 2001
J.D., cum laude, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, May 2001
Dean's List Spring 1999, Fall 1999, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2001
Scholar of Merit Award, Business Organizations, Fall 1999
Civil Procedure Writing Competition, Winner Fall 2000
American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Editor in Chief, Volume 24


Criminal Law
Trusts and Estates

Jeffrey Minneti

Director, Academic Resource Center and Associate Professor of Law

Curriculum VitaePDF


Jeff Minneti joined the SU faculty in June 2015. He previously taught at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he directed the school's academic success program and taught students courses in Trusts and Estates, Remedies, and Survey of Florida Law. Prior to his work at Stetson, Professor Minneti practiced with the Tampa law firm, Murray, Morin, and Herman; his practice focused on defending the interests of London market insurers in the aviation industry. Upon graduation from law school, Professor Minneti clerked for Thomas A. Woodall, Associate Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. While in law school, Professor Minneti served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy.

At Seattle University, Professor Minneti directs the Law School's Academic Resource Center (ARC). The ARC is a group of dedicated academic success professionals whose goal is to empower all students to accomplish their personal best in law school and pass the bar exam on their first attempt. The ARC Team provides academic skill instruction to groups of students in workshops and partners with individual students to help them execute academic action plans. In addition, Professor Minneti teaches courses in Criminal Law, Trusts and Estates, and Remedies. He infuses each course with academic and lawyering skill instruction.

Professor Minneti's scholarship focuses on two interests: (1) the intersection of behavioral economics and government regulation and (2) the study of how students' preferences, choices, and behaviors affect their academic performance. A common theme across his scholarship is the study of decision making and decision architecture. His most recent paper found that students' work drive is an effective predictor of their academic performance, which suggests that when students modify their preferences and choices around the work associated with law school, they will improve their academic performance


"Work Drive Matters: An Assessment of the Relationship Between Law Students' Work-Related Preferences and Academic Performance," 42 Mitchell Hamline Law Review 150 (2016).

Jeffrey J. Minneti, From Surviving to Thriving: Empowering Law Students to Achieve their Personal Best, in Shaking the World Gently: A Webfestschrift in Honor of Professor Robert Dale Bickel (Dr. Tim Kaye, ed., February 2013)

Jeffrey J. Minneti, Rising Together: Clarifying the International Environmental Marketing Claim Regulatory Landscape so that Developing Country Exporters May More Effectively Market their Environmentally Responsible Products, 2 Notre Dame J. of Intl, Comp., & Hum. Rights Law 1 (2011).

Jeffrey J. Minneti, Relational Integrity Regulation: Nudging Consumers toward Products Bearing Valid Environmental Marketing Claims, 40 Environmental Law 1327 (2010)

Jeffrey J. Minneti, Is it Too Easy Being Green? A Behavioral Economics Approach to Determining Whether to Regulate Environmental Marketing Claims, 55 Loy. L. Rev. 653, 666-67 (2009).

Robin Boyle, Jeffrey J. Minneti & Andrea Honigsfeld, Law Students Are Different from the General Population: Empirical Findings Regarding Learning Styles, 17 PERSPECTIVES 1 (Spring 2009).

Jeffrey J. Minneti & Catherine Cameron, Teaching Every Student: A Demonstration Lesson that Adapts Instruction to Students' Learning Styles, 17 PERSPECTIVES (Spring 2009).

Jeffrey J. Minneti, An Overview of the US Legal System, book chapter in OVERVIEW OF US LAW (Ellen Podgor & John Cooper eds. 2009).

Jeffrey J. Minneti & Catherine J. Cameron, Using Student Learning Preferences to Compare and Contrast Objective Memo Writing with Essay Exam Writing, 22 THE SECOND DRAFT 10 (Leg. Writing Inst.) (Spring 2008).

Recent Activity

Ninth Circuit Court ruling favors law school legal team

July 08, 2015
A Ninth Circuit panel reversed the district court decision and held that a challenge to the Arizona law prohibiting Mexican-American studies courses raises claims that should go to trial. Professors Lorraine Bannai, Robert Chang, and Charlotte Garden led the efforts of the Korematsu clinic.

Law school welcomes new ARC director

July 06, 2015
Professor Jeff Minneti is the new faculty director of Seattle University School of Law's Academic Resource Center, a nationally renowned program that aims to increase access to the legal profession by helping under-represented students achieve academic success.