Jeffrey Hammond – Faulkner Law

Jeffrey Hammond

Associate Professor of Law


Jeffrey Hammond joined the law school faculty in 2007 as an Associate Professor of Law.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Harding University in 1997.  In 2001, he was a joint-degree graduate of Emory University’s Law and Religion Program (now Center for Study of Law and Religion), receiving the J.D. degree from Emory University School of Law and a Master of Theological Studies degree from Emory’s Candler School of Theology.  While at Emory, Professor Hammond served as a research assistant to John Witte, Jr.  He also worked with the noted human rights scholar, Abdullahi An-Na’im and co-wrote the Introduction to An-Na’im’s edited book, Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa (Zed Books, 2002).

Professor Hammond practiced exclusively in the area of health care law from 2001 to 2007.  From 2001 to 2004, he practiced at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C. in Nashville, Tennessee, and from 2004 to 2007, he practiced at Waller, Lansden, Dortch & Davis, LLP in Nashville.

Professor Hammond’s research interests are interdisciplinary in nature and include the intersections of law and theology, law and bioethics, religious liberty, health law, and the philosophy of law.


B.A., Harding University

J.D., M.T.S., Emory University


  • The Minimally Conscious Person: A Case Study in Dignity and Personhood and the Standard of Review for Withdrawal of Treatment, 55 WAYNE L. REV. 821 (Summer 2009).
  • The Responsible Patient: The Senior’s Obligation to Conserve Medical Resources, 12 MARQUETTE ELDER’S ADVISOR 123 (Fall 2010) (Part of the symposium issue: The Push to Institutionalize Prevention: We Win, We Lose).
  • Cash Only Doctors: Challenges and Prospects of Autonomy and Access, 80 UMKC L. REV. 307 (Winter 2011).
  • How Sustainable is the Sustainable Growth Rate?Health Law Prof Blog,  (January 12, 2012).
  • The Doctor Will See You…AgainHealth Law Prof Blog, (January 29, 2012).
  • The Irony of Justice, NEW WINESKINS 14 (May/June 2002).
  • Review of GOD AND YOUR STUFF, by Wesley K. Willmer with Martyn Smith (NavPress, 2002), NEW WINESKINS 31 (July/August 2002).
  • Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in African Societies, in CULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN AFRICA 13 (London: Zed Books, 2002) (with Abdullahi A. An-Na’im).
  • CMS Amends On-Call Rules for Medical Specialists, 5 HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SYSTEMS RX 1 (Winter 2003).
  • CMS Proposed Rule for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, 6 THE RAP SHEET 9 (Fall 2003).
  • Review of FREEDOM OF RELIGION IN EUROPEAN CONSTITUTIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CASE LAW, by Renata Uitz (Council of Europe Publishing, 2007). 24 J. L. & REL. 281 (2008-09).
  • Review of REDEEMING LAW: CHRISTIAN CALLING AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION, by Michael P. Schutt (IVP Academic, 2007). 1 J. OF FAITH & THE ACADEMY 100 (Fall 2008).