Jonathan F. Will
Director, Bioethics & Health Law Center, Mississippi College of Law
Professor Will joined the Mississippi College of 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.
Professor Will 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.
Professor Will received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, his M.A. in Bioethics, magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, and his B.A. in English and Psychology, summa cum laude, from Canisius College.