Assistant Clinical Professor
Professor Jessica Miles is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Family Law Clinic. She specializes in domestic violence and family law.
Professor Miles has over ten years experience in representing indigent clients in cases involving protection orders, divorce, custody, visitation, child support, alimony, equitable distribution, termination of parental rights and adoption. Most recently, Professor Miles represented victims of sexual assault and stalking in protection order, child support and custody matters with the Crime Victims Law Project in Pennsylvania.
She has also litigated in the family and juvenile courts of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts and Florida. As Director of Legal Services with the Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center in Maryland, Professor Miles supervised attorneys, advocates and students providing representation to victims of domestic violence in divorce and protection order cases. While in Maryland, she served on her county’s Domestic Violence Coordinating Committee, Lawyer’s Advisory Committee and Pro Bono Advisory Committee.
In Massachusetts, as an attorney with the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Professor Miles litigated on behalf of parents and children in abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights and adoption cases. In this capacity, Professor Miles filed and argued an interlocutory appeal before a single Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court on the issue of a father’s right to a temporary custody hearing. She then submitted an amicus brief on the same issue, heard by full Court, which found in favor of the child and father’s position. She also lectured at continuing legal education and trial panel certification seminars in Massachusetts on child abuse and neglect issues.
Professor Miles is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York. She Miles received her B.A., cum laude, in political science and history from Duke University where she was a member of the National Political Science Honor Society. She earned her J.D. from New York University School of Law where she served as a Staff Editor for the Review of Law and Social Change.