Linda Jellum is an associate professor at Mercer Law School. She teaches Administrative Law, Statutory Interpretation, and Property. For the 2011-2012 academic year, she will be visiting at Florida State College of Law where she will teach Property and Administrative Law. In addition to teaching, she has coached numerous moot court teams throughout her seven years at Mercer. She has received numerous teaching and coaching awards for her service.
Professor Jellum is a prolific scholar and has written extensively in the areas of Administrative Law and Statutory Interpretation. Her numerous articles include the following: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Reconciling Brown v. Gardner’s Presumption that Interpretive Doubt be Resolved in Veterans’ Favor with Chevron’s Second Step, ___ Am. U.L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2011); But That Is Absurd! Why Specific Absurdity Undermines Textualism, 76 BROOKLYN L.R. 917 (2011); The Art of Statutory Interpretation: Identifying the Interpretive Theory of the Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 49 U. LOUISVILLE L. REV. 59 (2011); The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims: Has it Mastered Chevron’s Step Zero?, 3 VETERANS L. REV. 67 (2011); Neither Fish nor Fowl: Administrative Judges in the Modern Administrative State, WINDSOR YEARBOOK OF ACCESS TO JUSTICE, (2010) Volume 28, Issue 2 (co-authored); “Which is to be Master,” The Judiciary or the Legislature? When Statutory Directives Violate Separation of Powers, 56 U.C.L.A. L. REV. 837 (2009); Chevron’s Demise: A Survey of Chevron from Infancy to Senescence, 59 ADMIN. L. REV. 725 (2007); Chenery II and the Development of Federal Administrative Law, 58 ADMIN. L. REV. 815 (2006) (co-authored); Cool Data on a Hot Issue: Empirical Evidence that a Law School Bar Support Program Enhances Bar Performance, 5 NEV. L.J. 646 (2005) (co-authored); and Parents Know Best: Revising Our Approach to Parental Custody Agreements, 65 OHIO ST. L.J. 615 (2004).
She has also authored two books on statutory interpretation: MASTERING STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (Carolina Academic Press) (2008) and MODERN STATUTORY INTERPRETATION: PROBLEMS, THEORIES, AND LAWYERING STRATEGIES (2nd ed.) (co-authored) (Carolina Academic Press) (2009).
Professor Jellum serves or has served on many professional committees and boards. Currently, she is a board member of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools; she is a council member for the American Bar Association Section’s on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice; and she is Treasurer of the American Association of Law Schools’ Women in Legal Education Section.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Jellum spent five years working for Washington State’s Attorney General’s office. While there, she served as lead attorney for the Department of Social and Health Services. Prior to working as an assistant attorney general, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul Yesawich in New York State.
Professor Jellum received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She has the unique honor of having sat for and passed five states’ bar exams.