Faculty Profiles

Jill Horwitz

Jill R. Horwitz

Professor of Law
B.A. Northwestern University, 1988
M.P.P. Harvard University, 1994
J.D. Harvard University, 1997
Ph.D. Harvard University, 2002
(310) 206-1577

Jill Horwitz is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and Professor of Public Affairs (by courtesy) at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria Department of Economics in British Columbia, Canada. Prior to joining UCLA in 2012, she was on the faculty at the University of Michigan, where she was the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law and Co-Director of Law and Economics. She also held joint appointments at Michigan with the School of Public Health and the Ford School of Public Policy.

As the Reporter for the American Law Institute Restatement of the Law, Charitable Nonprofit Organizations, Professor Horwitz has led the ALI’s first Restatement on the subject. 

At UCLA, Professor Horwitz teaches Torts, Health Law, Nonprofit Law, as well as seminars in law and economics, governance, and health care reform. Both a legal scholar and policy expert, Professor Horwitz is addressing some of the most pressing law and policy issues of our day, including the opioid crisis, health insurance, and health care markets. A highly productive scholar, she has published widely in top law reviews, health policy journals, and economics journals. Her empirical research on hospital ownership and medical service provision has won several awards.

Professor Horwitz received her B.A. with honors from Northwestern University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, a J.D. magna cum laude, and a Ph.D. in health policy, all from Harvard University. Following law school, she served as a law clerk for Judge Norman Stahl of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Horwitz is a fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance and a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and has been a member of the Board of Advisors at the New York University National Center on Philanthropy and the Law.