January 31, 2024

Professor Jessica Den Houter Joins Lawyering Faculty Fall 2024

Professor Jessica Den Houter joins the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Lawyering for fall 2024, bringing a vibrant background in family law and disability rights advocacy.

Professor Jessica Den Houter will join the Lewis & Clark faculty as the lawyering department’s newest Assistant Professor of Lawyering, starting Fall 2024. She is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she serves as the acting director of the law school’s Bronfein Family Law Clinic.

Prior to teaching, Professor Den Houter worked as a family law expert and disability rights advocate at Disability Rights D.C., advocating on behalf of children and adults with mental illness and developmental disabilities. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Den Houter completed a litigation fellowship with the DC Affordable Law Firm (DCALF), a unique partnership among Georgetown University Law Center, DLA Piper, and Arent Fox, which focuses on increasing access to civil justice for low-to-moderate income DC residents. In 2017, she received first place in the Crane Disability and the Law Writing Competition for her article Making State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Work for Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities.

Professor Den Houter also holds numerous degrees, including an LLM in Civil Justice and a JD from Georgetown University, an MSW from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Human Development from Northwestern University.