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Jasmine E. Harris
Acting Professor of Law

Jasmine E. Harris earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and her A.B. from Dartmouth College.  Professor Harris’s research focuses on the role of disability rights in the overall antidiscrimination agenda.  She uses procedural laws and interdisciplinary research to consider how law can advance social norms of disability.  Her articles have appeared in such leading legal journals as the Columbia Law Review, New York University Law Review, Ohio State Law Review, and American University Law Review.  Professor Harris is also a faculty affiliate of the Aoki Center on Race and Nation Studies.  She regularly contributes to public debates by offering a critical disability lens, appearing in such publications as TIME Magazine. Professor Harris teaches three courses in disability law: Disability Rights Law (a survey course of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related regulations), Mental Disability Law (a survey course focused on the role of mental disability in the criminal justice system and quasi-criminal proceedings), and Special Education law (a seminar providing an overview on special education law and policies with a semester-long simulation).  Professor Harris also teaches courses in Evidence and Complex Litigation.  She has extensive experience in complex litigation and public interest law.  Professor Harris is a proud First Generation college and law school graduate and is actively involved in the FirstGen initiatives on campus.

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