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Kathrine Jack

Education

J.D. cum laude Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, Indiana

B.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

 

Bar Memberships

State of Indiana (2007)

Northern District Court of Indiana (2007)

Southern District Court of Indiana (2007)

State of New York (2009)

 

Kathrine “Kate” Jack was raised in Greenfield, Indiana and graduated from Greenfield-Central High School.

 

Ms. Jack earned her bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University Bloomington majoring in Political Science and Economics.She was awarded the James Moffat Book Award for outstanding economics students.Upon graduation, Ms. Jack worked as a statistical research analyst for the department of health care economics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.Her research areas included mental health care policy, public and private health insurance coverage, and health care costs. Ms. Jack also had the opportunity to study at Columbia University during her employment and took courses in international affairs and business.

 

Ms. Jack graduated cum laude from Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law.She served as president and treasurer of the school’s chapter of the American Constitution Society and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, Adams Chapter.Ms. Jack has also learned from internships and fellowships at Indiana University’s Center for the Study of Global Change, the American Arbitration Association, New York City Police Department Patrolman’s Benevolent Association and others.

Ms. Jack was staff attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) where she focused on the defense of women who were arrested or facing other punitive state interventions because of pregnancy -- often because they are unable to overcome a drug problem in the short term of pregnancy -- and assisted in NAPW’s efforts to secure the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all women, especially pregnant and parenting women. Ms. Jack was involved in legal cases in trial courts and appellate courts in numerous states.She also assisted in NAPW’s public education efforts through organizing, writing and public speaking.

 

During her time at NAPW, Ms. Jack is grateful that she had the opportunity to work with and learn from leading people and organizations in the public health, women’s rights, reproductive justice, criminal justice reform, harm reduction, drug policy reform, child welfare and other movements. She hopes to use these experiences to serve her clients and the community.

 

 

Professional and Legal Association Memberships

Indiana Bar Association

Hancock County Bar Association

Indiana Public Defender’s Council

American Constitution Society

 

 

Publications

Kathrine Jack, Some State Lawmakers Advancing So-Called ‘Nullification’ Measures to Scuttle Health Care Reform, ACSBlog.org, Feb. 3, 2011, available at http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/node/18241

Kathrine Jack & Robert Miller, Citizens United’s Personhood Debate and the Take Away For Reproductive Justice, ACSBlog.org, Sept. 10, 2010, available at www.acslaw.org/acsblog/node/16932

Lynn Paltrow & Kathrine Jack, Pregnant Women, Junk Science & Zealous Defense, Champion, May 2010

Kathrine Jack, Shackling Pregnant Inmates During Labor Cruel & Unusual, ACSBlog.org, Oct. 8, 2009, available at http://www.acslaw.org/node/14362

Kathrine Jack, Court Demonstrates 1970s View of Pregnant Women, ACSBlog.org, June 1, 2009, available at http://www.acslaw.org/node/13489

Kathrine Jack, Federal Appeals Court, States Reexamining Shackling of Pregnant Inmates, ACSBlog.org, Apr. 13, 2009, available at http://www.acslaw.org/node/13278

Sherry Glied, Kathrine Jack, & Jason Rachin, Women’s Health Insurance Coverage 1980-2005, 18 Women’s HealthIssues 7 (2008)

Sherry Glied & Kathrine Jack, Macroeconomic Conditions, Health Care Costs, and the Distribution of Health Insurance, Nat’l Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series, Working Paper #10029, Oct. 6, 2003

Kathrine Jack & Sherry Glied, The Public Costs of Mental Health Response: Lessons from the New York City Post 9-11 Needs Assessment, 79 J. Urban Health 332 (2002)

 

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