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Jesse M. Cross

Title: Assistant Professor of Law
School of Law
Phone: 803-777-1412
Office: 1525 Senate Street
Room 220
Columbia, SC 29208
Resources: CV [pdf]
Jesse M. Cross


Jesse Cross is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he teaches courses on Legislation, Health Law, and Conflict of Laws. Professor Cross received a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. After graduating from law school, Professor Cross served as a Counsel in the Office of the Legislative Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, an office that works with all the committees and Members of the House of Representatives to draft legislation on a non-partisan, impartial, and confidential basis. In this role, Professor Cross drafted legislation relating to the Medicare program and the Affordable Care Act, as well as legislation relating to health information technology and health care fraud, waste, and abuse.

Professor Cross’s research focuses on federal legislation and the institution of the modern Congress. Additionally, his research examines issues relating to health insurance regulation, as well as issues relating to jurisdiction and sovereignty.

Courses Taught

  • Civil Procedure (LAWS 544)
  • Conflict of Laws (LAWS 763)
  • Health Care Finance (LAWS 761)
  • Intersection of Health Law and Technology (LAWS 794)
  • Legislation (LAWS 729A)

Selected Scholarship

  • Disaggregating Legislative Intent, 90 Fordham L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2021).
  • The Congressional Bureaucracy, 168 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1541 (2020) (with Abbe Gluck).
  • Rethinking the Conflicts Revolution in Personal Jurisdiction, 105 Minn. L. Rev. 679 (2020).
  • Legislative History in the Modern Congress, 57 Harv. J. on Legis. 91 (2019).
  • The Staffer’s Error Doctrine, 56 Harv. J. on Legis. 83 (2019).
  • When Courts Should Ignore Statutory Text, 26 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 453 (2019).

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.