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Faculty Spotlight: Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research and Professor, B. Jessie Hill

Associate Dean B. Jessie Hill has taught at Case Western Reserve University since 2003. She teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Religion and the State, and Reproductive Rights. Prior to teaching she litigated civil and criminal matters with a law firm, served as a Staff Attorney Fellow for the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project in New York City, and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1999.

Law Review Articles and Book Chapters:

(Dis)Owning Religious Speech, 20 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 361 (2013).

Laura Chisolm: An Advocate and Ally, 62 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 637 (2012).

Abortion and Reproductive Health Services: Point and Abortion and Reproductive Health Services: Counterpoint, in Debates on U.S. Health Care (Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Wendy E. Parmet & Mark A. Zezza eds., 2012).  On order

Whose Body? Whose Soul? Medical Decision-making on Behalf of Children and the Free Exercise Clause Before and After Employment Division v. Smith, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 1857 (2011).  [Invited Symposium]

Dangerous Terrain: Mapping the Female Body in Gonzales v. Carhart, 19 Colum. J. Gender & L. 649 (2010).

Of Christmas Trees and Corpus Christi: Ceremonial Deism and Change in Meaning over Time, 59 Duke L. J. 705 (2010).

A Radically Immodest Judicial Modesty:  The End of Facial Challenges to Abortion Regulations and the Future of the Health Exception in the Roberts Era, 59 Case W. Res. L. Rev.  997 (2009)

Reproductive Rights as Health Care Rights, 18 Colum. J. Gender & L. 501 (2009).

The Constitutional Right to Make Medical Treatment Decisions: A Tale of Two Doctrines, 86 Tex. L. Rev. 277 (2007).

Putting Religious Symbolism in Context: A Linquistic Critique of the Endorsement Test, 104 Mich. L. Rev. 491 (2005).

McCreary County v. ACLU and Capitol Square Review & Advsory Board v. Pinette, in Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States (David Spinoza Tanenhaus, ed., 2008).

Carey v. Population Services International, Colautti v. Franklin, and Planned Parenthood (“Nuremberg Files”) Litigation, in Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (Paul Finkelman, ed. 2006).    KSL Ref KF4747.5 .E53 2006

Note, Expressive Harms and Standing, 112 Harv. L. Rev. 1313 (1999).

Medical Decision Making by and on Behalf of Adolescents: Reconsidering First Principles, 15 J. Health Care L & Pol’y 37 (2012). [Invited Symposium]

What is the Meaning of Health? Constitutional Implications of Defining ‘Medical Necessity’ and ‘Essential Health Benefits’ Under the Affordable Care Act, 38 Am J L & Med 445 (2012)

Legislative Restrictions on Abortion, 14 Virtual Mentor 133(2012)  [American Medical Association Journal of Ethics, Online]

Introduction: Government Speech, 61 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 1081(2011).

Abortion as Health Care, 10 Am. J. Bioethics 48 (2010)  [Open Peer Commentary]

Property and the Public Forum: An Essay on Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, 6 Duke J. Const. L. &. Pol’y 49 (2010) [Invited Symposium Online Issue]

Introduction: Reproductive Rights, Human Rights, and the The Human Right to Health, 60 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 951 (2010)[Symposium Introduction]

Foreword, Sacred Violence: Religion and Terrorism, 39 Case W. Res. J. Int’l L. 703 (2008).

Introduction: Science, Politics, and Reproductive Rights, 16 Health Matrix 2 (2006).