Jonathan F. Will

Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development; Professor of Law; Founding Director, Bioethics & Health Law Center


Jonathan Will joined MC Law’s Faculty in the Fall of 2009.  Since 2011 he has also served on the Affiliate Faculty of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at The University of Mississippi Medical Center.  Jonathan served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development from 2015-2017, and is currently the Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development.  Jonathan works closely with the Dean in the pursuit of overall institutional advancement by providing leadership in the academic, intellectual, and administrative life of the law school. He is dedicated to fostering the commitment of MC Law to scholarship and teaching by providing support to all faculty. 

Jonathan teaches upper level courses in Health Law and Bioethics, and has been voted 1L Professor of the Year for his section of Civil Procedure multiple times.  He has written extensively about the implications of the nationwide personhood movement, reproductive rights, patient autonomy, and medical decision making.  His cross-disciplinary work has appeared in both legal and medical journals, and he is a regular contributor with Harvard’s Bill of Health blog.

Education

  • J.D. magna cum laude University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Law Review, Executive Editor; Order of the Coif; Health Law Certificate
  • M.A., magna cum laude, Bioethics University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., summa cum laude, English and Psychology, World Religions (minor) Canisius College

Areas of Expertise

  •  Health Law
  •  Bioethics
  •  Civil Procedure