Jonathan Will, MA, JD

  • Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development; Professor of Law; Founding Director, Bioethics & Health Law Center, Mississippi College School of Law

Jonathan Will graduated summa cum laude from Canisius College in 2001 majoring in English and Psychology with a minor in Religious Studies. His undergraduate honor’s thesis, exploring the historical treatment of homosexuality in the Catholic Church, won two awards at this Jesuit institution. A 2004 magna cum laude graduate of the JD/MA program, he also received a Certificate in Health Law. He served as Executive Editor of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review and published “DNA as Property: Implications on the Constitutionality of DNA Dragnets”in that journal. He presented his MA thesis research in a Bioethics and Health Law Grand Rounds presentation entitled, “My God, My Choice: When Adolescents Refuse Medical Treatment Based upon Religious Beliefs.” Following graduation he joined the Pittsburgh firm of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, and in 2009 taught bioethics and health law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Currently he is Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development, Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Center for Bioethics & Health Law at the Mississippi College School of Law. Jonathan Will's Faculty Webpage