Professor Jewel teaches Entertainment Law, Torts, and Legal Writing at the University of Tennessee College of Law. She came to teach at UT from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where, in addition to teaching Entertainment Law, she taught legal writing and legal skills courses and served as Director of Legal Writing. Her teaching is informed by several years of practice experience as a commercial litigator with the New York City firm of Wachtel, Masyr, & Missry, LLP.
Professor Jewel’s scholarship focuses on the intersections between culture, law, technology, and rhetoric, with a particular interest in unmasking how rhetorical choices and cultural forces impact legal and social outcomes. Her articles have appeared journals such as the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, University of Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal, Buffalo Law Review, and the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, and Technology.
Professor Jewel is a frequent presenter at national and international academic conferences. Most recently, she has spoken at the American Association of Law Schools Conference, the Law & Society Conference, the International Legal Ethics Conference at City University Law School, London U.K., and the Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors. She serves as a member of the Executive Committee for the AALS Section on Legal Writing, and is a founding board member of ClassCrits, an organization of legal scholars dedicated to uncovering the connections between law and inequality. Prior to working as a lawyer, she worked at Autotonic, Inc., a publicity agency for independent bands, and at Rocks In Your Head, a store specializing in the sale of vinyl LPs.