OCT 10, 2012
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Associate Dean Hill will discuss the various reproductive rights-related legislation that has been passed in Ohio and throughout the country recently. She will review the laws and discuss the constitutional issues they raise. In addition, she will touch on the contraceptives controversy and the affordable care act, depending on what issues are salient in the run-up to the fall election. The talk will be relevant to lawyers who work in the areas of health law, business law, constitutional law, and civil liberties. It will also be relevant to policymakers and lawyers who work in government.
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jessie Hill's teaching focuses on constitutional law, federal civil procedure, civil rights, reproductive rights, and law and religion. She is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School. Her scholarship has been published in the Michigan Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, and the Texas Law Review, among others. Prior to teaching, Ms. Hill worked at the Reproductive Freedom Project of the national ACLU office in New York, litigating challenges to state-law restrictions on reproductive rights, and then practiced First Amendment and civil rights law with a small law firm in Cleveland. She is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the national organization Law Students for Reproductive Justice and is a frequent lecturer and consultant on reproductive rights issues.
8:00-8:30 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast preceding each program.
Free and open to the public.
1 hr. CLE credit available, pending approval.
Case Downtown lectures will take place on the following dates:
Fall 2012: September 12 (Prof. Lewis Katz), October 10 (Prof. Jessie Hill), November 14 (Prof. Avidan Cover), December 12 (Prof. Jessica Wilen Berg)
Spring 2013: January 9 (Prof. Michael Benza), February 13 (Prof. Jonathan Adler), March 13 (Prof. Erik Jensen), April 10 (Prof. Craig Allen Nard), May 8 (Prof. Cassandra Burke Robertson), June 12 (Prof. Daniel Jaffe)
Click here for a complete list of this year’s Case Downtown lectures