Faculty Detail

Jessica Berg
Dean; Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law; and Professor of Bioethics & Public Health

B.A. 1991, J.D. 1994 (Cornell), M.P.H. 2009 (Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine)
Phone: 216/368-6363
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Areas of Expertise
  • Health Law
  • Public Health Law
  • FDA Law
  • Bioethics

Faculty Biography

A renowned health law expert, Jessica Berg has been a member of the faculty since 1999, and has been the Dean since 2013. She co-chaired the committee that developed The Case Western Reserve Model of Legal Education, a new academic model approved by the faculty in the summer of 2013. Berg teaches Public Health Law, FDA Law, Health Policy, Bioethics & Law, and Human Subjects Regulation. She has a JD from Cornell University, and an MPH degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her articles include “All For One and One For All: Informed Consent and Public Health” 50 Houston Law Review 1 (2012), “Surrogate Decision Making in the Internet Age,” 12 American Journal of Bioethics 28 (2012), and “Putting the Community Back Into the Community Benefit Standard” 43 Georgia Law Review 1 (2010). She has chapter “The Effect of Social Media on End-of-Life Decision Making” in Death and Dying (Oxford University Press). Berg previously served as the Director of Academic Affairs and Secretary of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs and Section Director of Professionalism at the American Medical Association.

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