Biography

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
Expertise
Reproductive Healthcare - Abortion
Contraception
Constitutional Law
Family Law
Discrimination - Gender
Books
Side Effects of the Abortion Wars: How the Assault on Reproductive Rights Limits All Women's Healthcare ( , Forthcoming) )
Law Review and Journal Articles
“Minors, Parents, and Minor Parents,” Missouri Law Review (Forthcoming, 2016).
“Response: Griswold, Geduldig, and Hobby Lobby: The Sex Gap Continues,” 69 University of Miami Law Review Caveat 17 (2015). Read more
“The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women's Healthcare,” 71 Washington and Lee Law Review (2014). SSRN
“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
“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
“Comment: Geduldig v. Aiello” in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Cambridge University Press , Forthcoming, 2016)
“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
Undue Burdens on Abortion Rights”, JURIST (December, 2015)
Kennedy likely to cast deciding vote in abortion case”, San Francisco Chronicle (December, 2015)
The Side Effects of Abortion Restrictions”, Balkinization (January 2013)
Perverting Informed Consent: The South Dakota Court Decision”, RH Reality Check (August 2012)
Proposition 4: Constitutional Amendments for Sale”, RH Reality Check (November 2008)
Gonzales v. Carhart: A Threat to Women's Health and Reproductive Freedom”, California Women Lawyers Newsletter (summer 2007)
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)
Presentations
Presenter, “Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Maya Manian,” University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA (March, 2016)
Presenter, “Side Effects of the Abortion Wars,” Beijing +20, “Gender Equality on the Twentieth Anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women,” Rutgers Law School, Newark, NJ (September, 2015)
Presenter, “The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women's Healthcare,” Information Society Project (ISP) Speaker Series, Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn. (November 2014)
Presenter, “Parents, Minors, and Minor Parents,” New York Area Family Law Scholars Workshop, Cardozo Law School, New York, N.Y. (October 2014)
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,” 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, “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, “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)
Presenter, “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)
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)
Media
"'Undue Burden' on Trial in Scotus Abortion Case", U.S. News, 03/16/2016
Bloomberg Law Brief: Pregnancy Discrimination Case (Audio), Bloomberg Radio/Bloomberg Law Podcast, 12/08/2014
"Three States Voted on Abortion Amendments, With Fight Far From Over", Al Jazeera America News, 11/07/2014
Bloomberg Law: Texas Abortion Clinics Can Reopen (Audio), Bloomberg Radio, 10/15/2014
"Braley, Ernst debate anti-abortion legislation impact", Tampa Bay Times, 09/30/2014
"State’s defense of abortion law not as smooth second time around", Houston Chronicle, 09/02/2014
"Abortion Fight Spreads to Cities as Albuquerque Shuns Limit", Bloomberg News, 11/20/2013
"Mourdock Rape Comment Adds to Election-Year Furor Over Social Issues", The Washington Post, 10/24/2012
"Perverting Informed Consent: The South Dakota Court Decision", RH Reality Check, 08/01/2012
"Manian on 'Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy'”, Feminist Law Professors, 05/17/2012
"Closer Look: Parental Notification Likely Headed Back To California Ballot" , CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 6 p.m., 02/08/2012
"N.C. Abortion Law Sparks Controversy", The Daily Tar Heel, 08/24/2011
"Visiting Scholar: Professor Maya Manian, 2011-2012", Center for Productive Rights website, 08/04/2011
"Feminist Legal History: Essays on Women and Law", Feminist Law Professors, 04/11/2011
"Proposition 4: Constitutional Amendments for Sale", RH Reality Check, 11/03/2008
"Article on same sex marriage ruling by Calif. Supreme Court", Kyoto News, 05/23/2008
Service
Interviewed for Bloomberg Law: Texas Abortion Clinics Can Reopen on Bloomberg Radio. (2014)
Faculty lecturer for the first ever dedicated online course on abortion offered by a university in the United States. The course is offered by UCSF on Coursera, titled "Abortion: Quality Care and Public Health Implications."  The lecture is in Week 3, Legislative and Policy Obstacles to Abortion Access. (2014)
Quoted in "Abortion Fight Spreads to Cities as Albuquerque Shuns Limit" in Bloomberg News (November 2013). (2013)
Signatory, letter addressed to President Obama and congressional leadership debunking the claim that the federal contraceptive coverage mandate violates religious freedom. (2012)