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Maya Manian

Professor

Maya Manian, professor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law and a visiting scholar at the Columbia Law School Center for Gender and Sexuality Law for the 2014-2015 academic year, focuses her research on access to reproductive healthcare and explores the relationship between reproductive rights and gender equality. She publishes and presents regularly on abortion rights and related constitutional issues. Her publications include "Lessons from Personhood’s Defeat: Abortion Restrictions and Side Effects on Women’s Health" (Ohio State Law Journal, 2013); "Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation” (Family Court Review, 2012); “The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making” (Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 2009); “Rights, Remedies, and Facial Challenges” (Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 2009); and “Privatizing Bans on Abortion: Eviscerating Constitutional Rights Through Tort Remedies” (Temple Law Review, 2007). She previously served as a Blackmun Fellowship Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City, where she was a visiting scholar for a series of events during the 2011–2012 academic year. Professor Manian received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her law degree magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served on the Harvard Law Review.

Education
  • BA, University of Michigan
  • JD, Harvard University
Prior Experience
  • Fulbright Scholar, Chennai, India
  • Law Clerk, Hon. James R. Browning, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Blackmun Fellowship Attorney, Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Associate, Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin
  • Deputy Attorney General, California Office of the Attorney General
    Books
      Law Review and Journal Articles
      • "Lessons from Personhood's Defeat: Abortion Restrictions and Side Effects on Women's Health," 74 Ohio State Law Journal 75 (2013). SSRN
      • "Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation," 50 Family Court Review 241 (2012). SSRN
      • "The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women’s Healthcare," 71 Washington and Lee law Review 1317 (2014).
      • "Rights, Remedies and Facial Challenges," 36 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 611 (2009). SSRN
      • "The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making," 16 Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy 223 (2009). (Reprinted in Women and the Law edited by Tracy A. Thomas; West, 2011.) SSRN
      • "Privatizing Bans on Abortion: Eviscerating Constitutional Rights Through Tort Remedies," 80 Temple Law Review 123 (2007). SSRN
      • "Developments in the Law—Alternatives to Incarceration: Introduction," 111 Harvard Law Review 1863 (1998). (Co-authored with Yong-Sung Jonathan Kang.)
      • "Developments in the Law—The Civil Jury: Jury Selection and Composition," 110 Harvard Law Review 1443 (1997).
      • "Rethinking Rape: Date Rape: Feminism, Philosophy And the Law," 20 Harvard Women’s Law Journal 333 (1997). (Book Review)
      • "Speech Restrictions—Floating Buffer Zones—Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network," 111 Harvard Law Review 339 (1997).
      Book Contributions
      • "Irrational Women: Informed Consent and Abortion Regret," in Feminist Legal History: Essays on Women and Law edited by Tracy A. Thomas and Tracey Jean Boisseau (NYU Press, 2011). Read more
      Opinion Pieces and Blog Posts
      Other Publications
      • "Response, Hein and the Goldilocks Principle," published on the Mississippi Law Journal's online companion MISSing Sources. (The paper is a response to "What the Hein Decision Can Tell Us About the Roberts Court and the Establishment Clause," 78 Mississippi Law Journal 199 2008.)
      • "The War Powers Resolution—A Collective Judgment of One?" USF Lawyer (Spring/Summer 2007).
      Briefs
        Court Citation of Research
          Presentations
          • Presenter, "The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women’s Healthcare," Washington and Lee Law School "Symposium 'Roe at 40: The Controversy Continues'," Lexington, Va. (November 2013).
          • Presenter, "Lessons from Personhood's Defeat: Abortion Restrictions and Side Effects on Women's Health," Santa Clara Law's Faculty Workshop, Santa Clara, Calif. (January 2013).
          • Presenter, "Lessons from Personhood's Defeat: Abortion restrictions and Side Effects on Women's Health," The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law, "Liberty/Equality: The View from Roe's 40th and Lawrence's 10th Anniversaries," Los Angeles, Calif. (January 2013).
          • Panelist, "Polic(y)ing Our Bodies: The Attack on Reproductive Rights," UC Berkeley School of Law Women of Color Collective Panel, Berkeley, Calif. (March 2012).
          • Presenter, "Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation," UC San Francisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Abortion Seminar, San Francisco, Calif. (February 2012).
          • Presenter, "Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation," Center for Reproductive Rights' Visiting Scholar Lecture, New York, N.Y. (October 2011).
          • Presenter, "Parents, Minors, and Minor Parents: A Family Law Perspective on Adolescents' Reproductive Rights," Fourth Annual Midwest Family Law Consortium "Family Law in the 21st Century," Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Mich. (June 2011).
          • Commentator, "Sexualities, Domestic Violence, and Mothering," Feminist Legal Theory CRN, Law and Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif. (June 2011).
          • Presenter, "Parents, Minors, and Minor Parents: A Family Law Perspective on Adolescents' Reproductive Rights," Emerging Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, Calif. (June 2011).
          • Presenter, "Facial Challenges and the Face of Abortion," 2010 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Chicago, Ill. (May 2010).
          • Moderator, "Protecting Families," University of San Francisco Law Review Symposium "The Future of Same-Sex Marriage," (February 2010).
          • Presenter, "Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making after Gonzales v. Carhart," Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities 12th Annual Conference, Suffolk University School of Law, Boston, Mass. (April 2009).
          • Presenter, "The Shifting Face of Facial Challenges," University of San Francisco School of Law Faculty Teaching and Scholarship Workshop, (April 2009).
          • Presenter, "The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making," Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy Public Health Symposium "The Symptoms of Public Health Policy: Invisible Injuries, the Gendered Body and the Law," Durham, N.C. (February 2009).
          • Presenter, "Rights, Remedies and Facial Challenges," UC Hastings College of the Law Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly Symposium, San Francisco, Calif. (February 2009).
          • Presenter, "The Future of the Federal Courts and FOCA Under the Obama Administration," UC San Francisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Abortion Seminar, (January 2009).
          • Panelist, "The Future of the Supreme Court," University of San Francisco School of Law, (October 2008).
          • Presenter, "Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making After Gonzales v. Carhart," University of San Francisco School of Law Faculty Teaching and Scholarship Workshop, (October 2008).
          • Presenter, "The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making After Gonzales v. Carhart," LatCrit XIII Annual Conference, Seattle, Wash. (October 2008).
          • Panelist, "Gender, Reproduction, and the U.S. Supreme Court," 81st Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, Monterey, Calif. (September 2008).
          • Presenter, "Capacity and Consent After Gonzales v. Carhart," UC San Francisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Abortion Seminar, (May 2008).
          • Presenter, "Informed Consent and Women's Reproductive Autonomy," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (May 2008).
          • Presenter, "The Legal Implications of Gonzales v. Carhart," UC San Francisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health Abortion Seminar, (May 2007).
          • Presenter, "Privatizing the War on Abortion: Evading Constitutional Rights Through Tort Remedies," University of San Francisco School of Law Faculty Teaching and Scholarship Workshop, (October 2006).
          • Moderator, "Following Marriage," Law and Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md. (July 2006).
          • Presenter, "Fundamental Rights and Self-Enforcing Tort Legislation: Piercing the Veil of Private Rights of Action," Law and Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Md. (July 2006).
          Testimony and Hearings
            Written Testimony and Commentary
              Advisor or Consultant
                Counsel
                  Symposia Organization
                    Professional Membership
                      Fellowships
                        Other Service
                        • Quoted in "Abortion Fight Spreads to Cities as Albuquerque Shuns Limit" in Bloomberg News (November 2013).
                        • Signatory, letter addressed to President Obama and congressional leadership debunking the claim that the federal contraceptive coverage mandate violates religious freedom.