- Titled Professor (2022)
- Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow
Jessica Eaglin earned her B.A. in English from Spelman College. She went on to earn her M.A. in literature and J.D. from Duke University. She began her teaching career at Indiana University (IU) Maurer School of Law as an associate professor of law in 2015. In 2021, she was promoted to full professor, and, in 2022, she earned the title of Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow.
Prior to joining the Maurer School of Law faculty, Professor Eaglin was counsel in the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, where she assisted in a national campaign aimed at addressing mass incarceration in the United States. She clerked with the Honorable Damon J. Keith for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Professor Eaglin began her law career as a Litigation Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP in New York City.
Eaglin’s research examines the expansion of technical legal practices in criminal administration as a response to the economic and social pressures of mass incarceration. She is a leading expert on algorithms in criminal sentencing. Her articles and essays have been published in the Cornell Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, and Washington University Law Review, among other journals.