The Mess with Texas: What's Going on With Texas's Abortion Law?

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Professor Jessie Hill, who researches, litigates and consults extensively in the field of reproductive rights law, will explain the recent law banning most abortions in Texas, the litigation challenging that law, and what we can expect to happen next.

Jessie Hill, JD, is associate dean for research and faculty development and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law. 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, Hill worked at the Reproductive Freedom Project of the national ACLU office in New York, litigating challenges to state-law restrictions on reproductive rights. She also served as law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Hill's teaching focuses on constitutional law, civil rights, reproductive rights, and law and religion. Her scholarship has been published in the Michigan Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Texas Law Review, among others.

Note: No food will be served.

Increasing COVID-19 cases within Northeast Ohio have prompted Case Western Reserve to resume its requirement that masks be worn indoors until further notice. In addition, only those who are fully vaccinated (two weeks past their final dose) should attend any campus event. Leaders continue to monitor pandemic developments and may need to adjust health protocols further as circumstances warrant. In-person is subject to change based on COVID-19 guidelines.

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Elena and Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum


CWRU School of Law, A59, Mootcourt Room; Virtual Event for non-students

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