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Jessica A. Ramos

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law


Email: Jessica Ramos


Jessica A. Ramos is an attorney with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), in the Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights Practice Group. ABLE is a non-profit organization in Ohio that provides legal assistance to help low-income individuals achieve self-reliance, equal justice, and equal economic opportunity.

Jessica represents clients in immigration and civil rights cases, and she has been recognized for her extensive experience working with Unaccompanied Immigrant Children, including testifying before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in April 2018 where she made recommendations regarding protecting this vulnerable population. She played a pivotal role establishing recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals’ (DACA) rights to certain state benefits, including driver’s licenses and in-state tuition.

Jessica is very active in Welcome Dayton, an initiative that seeks to support immigrant access to services, integration into the community, and job development and entrepreneurship, and was appointed by the Dayton City Commission to the Welcome Dayton Standing Committee. Jessica also serves as the State Director of Civil Rights for the Ohio Chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and was named Ohio LULAC’s Woman of the Year in 2017.

Jessica is an alumna of The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a master’s degree in Hispanic Linguistics, and she is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Law. She reluctantly enjoys long-distance running and while a long-time resident of Ohio, her native state of West Virginia will always be “home.”


B.A., Honors Distinction in Spanish, cum laude, The Ohio State University, 2002
M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, The Ohio State University, 2004
J.D., Certificates of Concentration in International Law and Homeland Security Law, cum laude, The University of Toledo, College of Law, 2009