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Jeannette Cox

Professor of Law

Full-Time Faculty

School of Law


Email: Jeannette Cox
Phone: 937-229-4656
426 Keller Hall
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


Professor Jeannette Cox’s research focuses on disability and employment discrimination. Her recent work analyzes the conceptual relationship between the newly amended Americans with Disabilities Act and traditional civil rights laws. Professor Cox’s work has been published in the North Carolina Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, San Diego Law Review, Florida Law Review and Boston College Law Review.

At UDSL, Professor Cox teaches courses in employment discrimination, civil procedure and statutory interpretation. She also serves as faculty advisor for the Disability Law Association. In 2008, Professor Cox was a visiting professor at Notre Dame Law School.

Before joining the University of Dayton School of Law faculty in 2006, Professor Cox clerked for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She graduated summa cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where she earned the Dean Joseph O’Meara Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement and served as an article editor for the Notre Dame Law Review

Courses Taught

LAW 6101 Civil Practice & Procedure
LAW 6111 Legislation
LAW 6210 Advanced Civil Procedure
LAW 6846 Employment Discrimination


J.D., Notre Dame Law School
B.A., Hanover College

Areas of Law

Disability Law
Employment Discrimination
Civil Procedure

Selected Publications

Research and scholarship available at SSRN »

The “Essential Functions” Hurdle to Disability Justice, 84 Ohio State  L.J ___ (forthcoming 2023).

Work Hours and Disability Justice, 111 Georgetown Law Journal 1 (2022).

Disability Law and Gender Identity Discrimination, 81 Pittsburgh L. Rev. 315 (2019).

Reasonable Accommodations and the ADA Amendments’ Overlooked Potential, 24 George Mason L. Rev. 147 (2016).

A Chill Around the Water Cooler: Economic Power and Employee Speech, Insights on Law and Society (2015).

Individualized Inquires: The Law of Intellectual Disability, in Psychiatry Of Intellectual Disability: Apractical Manual (Julie P. Gentile and Paulette M. Gillig, eds., John Wiley & Sons, 2012).

Pregnancy as "Disability" and the Amended Americans with Disabilities Act, Boston College Law Review (2012).

Disability Stigma and Intraclass Discrimination, 62 Florida Law Review 429 (2010).

Crossroads and Signposts: The ADA Amendments Act of 2008, 85 Indiana Law Journal 187 (2010).

“Corrective Surgery” and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 46 San Diego Law Review 113 (2009).

Removed Cases and Uninvoked Jurisdictional Grounds, 86 North Carolina Law Review 937 (2008).

Note, Information Famine, Due Process, and the Revised Class Action Rule: When Should Courts Provide a Second Opportunity to Opt Out?, 80 Notre Dame Law Review 377 (2004).