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Manian, Price Receive Tenure

April 13, 2010

Maya Manian and Bruce Price have been granted tenure and promoted to full professor, Dean Jeffrey Brand announced in April.

Prof. Maya Manian

"We are thrilled and lucky to have Professors Manian and Price as members of our tenured faculty," Brand said. "Professor Price is an accomplished teacher and a nationally known scholar in bankruptcy law. His innovative empirical research has already garnered much praise and notice. Professor Manian is also an extraordinary teacher who has earned the respect of her students in diverse courses including Constitutional Law, Family Law, and Community Property. Her scholarship transects all of those fields and she has made a name for herself and the law school in the critical areas of the rights to privacy and choice. Both are great citizens of the law school, committed to our mission, and sure to place important roles in the exciting future that lies ahead."

Manian joined the USF School of Law as an associate professor in 2005 and teaches Constitutional Law, Family Law, and Gender and the Law. Her scholarship focuses on gender equality and reproductive justice, with recent publications including "Rights, Remedies and Facial Challenges" (Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 2009) and "The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making" (Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy, 2009). In addition, her scholarship has appeared in Temple Law Review and Harvard Law Review.

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. She was a Fulbright scholar in India and served as a law clerk to Judge James R. Browning of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She practiced civil rights litigation at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City as a Blackmun Fellowship Attorney. She was an associate at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin and also a deputy attorney general for the California Office of the Attorney General.

"I feel very fortunate to be a part of the USF community," Manian said. "The law school has provided me with an inspiring and truly collegial environment in which to develop as a teacher and scholar. I could not have asked for a more supportive and engaged faculty as my colleagues at USF."

Prof. Bruce Price

Price joined the USF School of Law as an associate professor in 2007 and teaches Bankruptcy, Commercial Law, Contracts, and Secured Transactions. His recent publications include "From Downhill to Slalom: An Empirical Analysis of the Effectiveness of BAPCPA (And Some Unintended Consequences)" (Yale Law and Policy Review, 2007) and "A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings in Menlo Park: An Organizational Analysis of Increases in Associate Salaries" (Wisconsin Law Review, 2005). He is also the editor of Contracts: Essay and Multiple Choice Questions and Answers published in 2009.

A graduate of Haverford College, Price earned his law degree with honors from George Washington University National Law Center and a doctorate from New York University Institute for Law and Society. Price was previously an assistant professor at Denver University Sturm College of Law and practiced bankruptcy, contracts, and corporate law at the law firms of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro and Severson & Werson.

"I cannot express how honored I feel to be counted among the tenured faculty at the USF School of Law. The school is brimming with talented and accomplished teachers and scholars," Price said. "What sets the school apart is the dedication of Dean Brand and the faculty, staff, and administrators who are committed to providing the best possible experience for students. When intelligent, caring and thoughtful students are added to this mix, it produces an experience that has to be lived to be believed, and I get to live it every day. It's a dream come true for me."