Saturday, January 9, 2010
Congratulations to Jessica L. Roberts (J.D. Yale 2006, B.A. University of Southern California 2002), who will begin as an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center in Fall 2010. Prior to joining the UH faculty, Prof. Roberts was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Disability Studies at the City University of New York. Immediately after law school, she clerked for the Honorable Dale Wainwright of the Texas Supreme Court and the Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prof. Roberts’ research currently focuses on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the antidiscrimination protection of genetic information. Her most recent article, Preempting Discrimination: Lessons from the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, is forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review in March 2010. Her previous work has appeared in the University of Colorado Law Review, the National Black Law Journal, the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law, and the Texas Journal on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. Prof. Roberts will teach Health Law and Disability Law.