Jean A. Mortland published extensively in the areas of real property, insurance, land transactions, and conflicts of laws.
She was admitted to the bar in 1964. She joined the Capital University Law School faculty in 1965 and taught Property, Insurance Law, Indian Law and Conflicts of Laws. She also served as the Law School’s first librarian. In 1998, she assumed the status of Professor Emeritus.
From 1982-87 she was editor of the ABA Real Property, Probate and Trusts Journal, a nationally recognized publication.
She received the Nettie Cronise Lutes Award from the Ohio State Bar Association. The award, named for the first woman to practice law in Ohio, honors women who improve the legal profession through their own professional achievement and who have been instrumental in opening the door to other women to join and excel in the profession.