Jasmine E. Harris graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in Latin American & Caribbean Studies where she was a recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Mellon Mays Fellowship. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was a Senior Editor for Yale Law & Policy Review, a recipient of the Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association’s Merit Scholarship and the Lloyd N. Cutler Scholarship for Public Service.
Prior to joining the faculty at UC Davis, she was a fellow at American University Washington College of Law where she taught courses in Civil Procedure, Feminist Jurisprudence, co-taught a seminar on lawyering skills and values, and supervised student fieldwork in conjunction with the Disability Rights Law Clinic.
Professor Harris clerked for the late Harold Baer, Jr., United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. She has significant experience in complex civil litigation. She practiced complex commercial litigation, securities, and government investigations as a Senior Associate with WilmerHale (formerly Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering LLP). Professor Harris also worked as a staff attorney at Advancement Project, a national civil rights organization, where she assisted grassroots advocacy campaigns around racial justice in education and juvenile matters.
Professor Harris’s research lies at the intersection of civil rights, civil procedure, and social psychology. She is particularly concerned with the ways in which rules and procedures can change social norms, and, currently, explores these questions in the disability context.
Professor Harris teaches courses in disability rights law and evidence.