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Jessica Jeanne Berch

JESSICA BERCH — Dean’s Fellow for Teaching Excellence and Associate Teaching Professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Jessica’s teaching and writing interests principally revolve around civil litigation and federalism, and she has taught Civil Procedure I and Advanced Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Evidence, and Federal Courts, among other classes. She has published numerous articles, most recently in the Wake Forest Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, Utah Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, and Boston College Law Review. Jessica is also a co-author of the Federal Rules of Evidence Manual (with Stephen A. Saltzburg, Michael M. Martin, and Daniel J. Capra), Criminal Procedure: Constitutional Constraints Upon Investigation and Proof (with James J. Tomkovicz, forthcoming), and Introduction to Legal Method and Process (with Amy Langenfeld). Jessica has served as a member on the Arizona Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence since 2018 and was a member of the State Bar Civil Practice and Procedure Committee from 2018 to 2021. Before entering academia, Jessica clerked for the Honorable Mary M. Schroeder of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked at the Phoenix office of Perkins Coie LLP, where her practice centered on complex civil litigation and appeals. Jessica graduated with top honors from Columbia Law School.