Jessica Asbridge joined the Baylor faculty in Fall 2020. Professor Asbridge teaches Property I and II.
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.
Her research interests stem from her prior practice and focus on the role of federal employment agencies in the legal system and the proper scope of those agencies’ authority.
She is a member of the Junior League of Waco and volunteers with programs aimed at improving early childhood literacy. 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.