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Elizabeth McCuskey

Elizabeth McCuskey

Associate Professor of Law

Office:  LC 2008C
Campus Phone: 419.530.2879
Fax Number: 419.530.4447

Secretary: Sandra Garcia; 419.530.2878

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Associate Professor Liz McCuskey joined the faculty in 2012.  She coordinates the Health Law Concentration and co-directs the University's JD/MD and JD/MPH joint-degree programs.  Professor McCuskey teaches Civil Procedure, Jurisdiction, Health Law, and Food & Drug Law.  Her research interests lie at the intersection of health law, civil justice, and jurisprudence.  She was selected as a 2016 Health Law Scholar by the American Society for Law, Medicine, & Ethics and St. Louis University Center for Health Law Studies. 

Before entering academia, Professor McCuskey practiced law with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia, where she litigated antitrust, appellate, and attorney-general fraud cases for a range of health care clients.  Professor McCuskey also managed a public benefits clinic with Philadelphia Legal Assistance and interned with Chief Judge David Faber on the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.  She currently serves on the Advisory Group to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Professor McCuskey earned her bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor.



Body of Preemption: Health Law Traditions and the Presumption against Preemption, 89 Temple L. Rev. 95.

Submerged Precedent, 16 Nevada L.J. 515 (2016).

Structuring Jurisdictional Rules and Standards, 65 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 31 (2012) (with Scott Dodson)

Clarity and Clarification:  Grable Federal Questions in the Eyes of Their Beholders, 91 Neb. L. Rev. 387 (2012)

Professor McCuskey's SSRN page


Last Updated: 2/2/18