Jessica Fink is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of
Michigan with a BA in political science. She received her law degree
from Harvard Law School.
After graduating from law school, Fink spent five years practicing
with the Chicago firm of Sidley Austin LLP as a member of the labor and
employment practice group, where she litigated a wide variety of
employment-related matters in state and federal court and before
administrative tribunals—including discrimination, wrongful
termination, ERISA, and wage and hour claims. Fink also counseled
businesses of all sizes with respect to a broad range of
employment-related issues, and provided training to employers and
their workforces regarding legally appropriate employment practices.
Professor Fink’s research focuses on how traditional employment law
doctrines have been complicated by developments in the modern workplace
and examines how those tensions have played out in civil litigation.
Fink previously was a teaching fellow in California Western’s Aspiring
Legal Scholars program. She became an Assistant Professor in 2007, an Associate Professor in 2010, and was elevated to Professor of Law in 2014.