Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
2008 Jessup International Moot Court World Championship Team.

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The International Law Faculty

B. Jessie Hill
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research; Professor of Law and Laura B. Chisolm Distinguished Research Scholar

Professor; BA 1992 (Brown), JD 1999 (Harvard)
Jessie Hill is associate director of the Center for Social Justice, and served previously as associate director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy. She joined the faculty in 2003 after practicing First Amendment and civil rights law with the firm of Berkman, Gordon, Murray & Devan in Cleveland. Before entering private practice, she worked at the national office of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York, litigating challenges to state law restrictions on reproductive rights. She also served as law clerk to The Hon. Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 2006, Prof. Hill taught a course entitled "Religion and Terrorism" in the Cox Center sponsored Summer Institute for Global Justice in The Netherlands. She has also traveled to Dubai to train Iraqi lawyers in human rights law.


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 Linguistic Critique of the Endorsement Test, 104 Mich. L. Rev. 491 (2005)

“Expressive Harms and Standing,” 112 Harvard Law Review 1313 (1999)

“Case Comment, State Oil Co. v. Khan,” 118 S. Ct. 275 (1997), 112 Harvard Law Review 293 (1998)

“Recent Case, United States v. Thomas,” 116 F.3d 606 (2d Cir. 1997), 111 Harvard Law Review 1347 (1998)