Professor Jessica Miles, Expert in Domestic Violence Law and Family Law, is One of Four New Faculty Members Joining the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

June 27, 2023
Professor Jessica Miles

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is pleased to announce that Jessica Miles will join its faculty as a tenure-track Associate Professor of Law. Previously, Professor Miles was an Associate Professor of Law with Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Social Justice, where she co-taught the Family Law Clinic.  At Seton Hall, Professor Miles also taught Evidence, Torts, Domestic Violence Law, Family Law, and Adoption Law. She is one of four new faculty members who will be joining Haub Law this fall. 

"I am thrilled to join the Elisabeth Haub School of Law with its stellar faculty and unwavering commitment to the student experience and to preparing students for the practice of law,” said Professor Miles. “I look forward to immersing myself in the Haub Law community. As a scholar focused on efforts to combat domestic violence, I am also happy to have the opportunity to collaborate with the phenomenal Pace Women's Justice Center."

During her time at Seton Hall, Professor Miles was voted Professor of the Year by the Seton Hall Law student body in 2022 and 2017. In addition, she was selected as Seton Hall University Teacher of the Year by a university-wide faculty committee in 2020. Professor Miles’s scholarship examines the law’s intersection with domestic violence in numerous fields, including family law, criminal law, and the First Amendment.  Her most recent article, Straight Outta SCOTUS: Domestic Violence, True Threats and Free Speech was published with the University of Miami Law Review and reprinted in Thomson Reuters' Women and the Law. Professor Miles earned her BA, cum laude, in political science and history from Duke University and her JD from New York University School of Law where she served as a Staff Editor on the Review of Law and Social Change.

At Haub Law, Professor Miles will teach several courses, including Torts, Family Law, and Domestic Violence Law. “Professor Miles is an exciting addition to our Haub Law community,” said Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University Dean Horace E. Anderson Jr. “Her advocacy and scholarship in the areas of domestic violence law and family law are extremely impressive and will have a direct and positive impact on our students in the classroom and beyond.”

Prior to joining the Seton Hall Law faculty, Professor Miles gained extensive practice experience as a public interest lawyer representing indigent clients in a range of family law cases with nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Florida as well as with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts. Professor Miles has also taught continuing legal education courses for attorneys and judges in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts and New Mexico.

You May Also Like