Jessica Asbridge joined the Baylor faculty in Fall 2020. Professor Asbridge teaches Property I and II, Administrative Law: Federal, Arbitration, and LARC 3: Persuasive Communication.
She writes in the areas of property law and administrative law. Her recent scholarly work was published in the BYU Law Review and explores the U.S. Supreme Court’s distinction between appropriations and regulations when interpreting the Takings Clause, as well as the impact of the Court’s recent decision in Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid on the physical takings doctrine.
Prior to teaching, she clerked for the Honorable Frank M. Hull and the Honorable Peter T. Fay, both of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She also served as a staff attorney in the Eleventh Circuit’s Staff Attorney’s Office. After her Eleventh Circuit experience, Professor Asbridge worked as an attorney at FordHarrison LLP in Atlanta, Georgia where she represented major airlines and other Fortune 500 companies in labor and employment disputes. Her professional achievements earned her recognition as a Georgia Rising Star in 2020 by Super Lawyers Magazine.
Professor Asbridge received a B.A. degree with distinction and with honors in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Kansas in 2008. She received a J.D. summa cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law – Bloomington and was elected to the Order of the Coif in 2011. While in law school, she served as the Executive Submissions Editor for the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies. She also was a semifinalist in Indiana Law’s Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition and received oral advocacy honors.
She is a CASA volunteer and is passionate about advocating for children in foster care. She previously served on the board of Tapestri, an organization focused on providing services to survivors of human trafficking. She and her husband, Justin, have two children.