Jessica Feinberg

FeinbergAssociate Professor of Law

Curriculum Vita


Professor Feinberg joined the faculty in 2011. Her teaching and scholarship interests include: contracts, family law, elder law, and gender and sexuality law. Prior to joining the faculty at Mercer Law School, Professor Feinberg completed a teaching fellowship at Tulane University Law School and served as a visiting assistant professor at DePaul University College of Law. She also completed a clerkship with Judge Michael Murphy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Professor Feinberg received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Washington University School of Law, where she served as an articles editor for the Washington University Law Review. She received her B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Boston University.

Professor Feinberg's recent scholarship includes:

  • A Logical Step Forward: Extending Voluntary Acknowledgments of Parentage to Female Same-Sex Couples, 30 Yale J.L. & Feminism (forthcoming 2018)

  • Whither the Functional Parent? Revisiting Equitable Parenthood Doctrines in Light of Same-Sex Parents’ Increased Access to Obtaining Formal Legal Parent Status, 83 Brook. L. Rev. 55 (2017)

  • Consideration of Genetic Connections in Child Custody Disputes between Same-Sex Parents: Fair or Foul?, 81 Missouri L. Rev. 331 (2016)
  • Gradual Marriage, 20 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 1 (2016)
  • The Survival of Non-Marital Relationship Statuses in the Same-Sex Marriage Era: A Proposal, 87 Temp. L. Rev. 47 (2014)
  • Avoiding Marriage Tunnel Vision, 88 Tulane L. Rev. 257 (2013)