Jesson, Lucinda E.

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Lucinda E. Jesson

Associate Professor
Phone: 651-523-2519


BA, University of Arkansas
JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School  


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Lucinda Jesson joined Hamline University School of Law in 2006 as an associate professor of law and director of the Health Law Institute. She teaches Health Law Organizations and Finance; Comparative Health Law; Food and Drug Law; Public Health Law Health Law Survey; Introduction to Health Care Compliance; and Health Law Through Literature. In private practice, before joining Hamline University School of Law, Professor Jesson represented individuals, hospitals, clinics and health care professionals through her practice, Jesson & Pust, P.A. Jesson also served as a frequent arbitrator and hearing officer in health care disputes. Prior to the start of Jesson & Pust, she served as Chief Deputy Hennepin County Attorney (1999-2000), Minnesota Deputy Attorney General responsible for Health and Licensing (1993-1998) and as a partner with the law firm of Oppenheimer Wolff and Donnelly LLP (1983-1993).

Selected as a "Super Lawyer," a "Top 40" Health Lawyer, and a "Top 40 ADR Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law and Politics while in practice, Jesson is a frequent speaker to the Bench and Bar on health, employment and professional ethics. Her scholarship, service, and presentations focus on government regulatory policies and health care reform. Prior to joining Hamline, Jesson served as an adjunct professor of Health Law at William Mitchell College of Law and the University of St. Thomas Business School. She also has taught trial practice at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Her recent significant professional activities include serving on the Board of Directors of Stratis Health (2009-present); member of the United Way of Twin Cities Health and Independence Committe (2009-present); chairing the United States Attorney Advisory Committee to Senator Klobuchar (2009); chairing the MSBA Professional Rules Committee (2005-2008); serving as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Program Chair and Governing Council member of the MSBA Health Law Section (2003-2005, 2008, 2009); serving on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Judicial Rules (2008); and Child Support (1999-2000); and the Board of Directors of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association (1999-2000); and working as a volunteer mediator for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (2001-2005) and a volunteer attorney for the Ramsey County Guardian Ad Litem program (2001-2005).

Jesson earned her BA from the University of Arkansas and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1983. She was a Harry S. Truman Scholar and graduated Phi Beta Kappa.



Health Insurance Reforms: Once in A Lifetime Change or Same As It Ever Was?, NAELA J. 125 (2011).

Health Reform Through Tax Policy, in BEYOND EFFICIENCY (2011).
So You Want To Be a Law Professor59 J. LEGAL EDUC. 450 (2010).
COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE AND THE LAW (Carolina Academic Press 2010). (with Stacey Tovino).
My Lawyer Told Me to Say I’m Sorry: Lawyers, Doctors, and Medical Apologies, 35 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 1410 (2009). (with Peter B. Knapp).

Weighing the Wellness Plans: The Legal Implications of Imposing Personal Responsibility Obligations, 15 VA. J. SOC. POL’Y & L. 217 (2008).

Public Charity Update: Other Courts Weigh in, 2 WM. MITCHELL J.L. & PRAC. 2 (2008). (with Myron L. Frans).
What Qualifies as a Public Charity? Minnesota Enters the National Debate, WM. MITCHELL J.L. & PRAC. 1 (2008).

Reform on a Diet: America's Healthiest State Weighs In, 33 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 357 (2006).

Representing Health Professionals Before Licensing Boards, BENCH & B. MINN. 30 (2001).