Professor Maya Manian’s scholarship investigates the relationship between constitutional law, family law, and health care law, with a particular focus on access to reproductive health care. She publishes and presents widely on reproductive rights and justice. Her publications include “Minors, Parents, and Minor Parents” (Missouri Law Review, 2016); “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); and “Rights, Remedies, and Facial Challenges” (Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 2009). She was a visiting scholar at the Columbia Law School Center for Gender and Sexuality Law for the 2014-2015 academic year. 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.

BA, University of Michigan
JD, Harvard University
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
Birth Control
Constitutional Law
Community Property
Discrimination - Gender
Family Law
Reproductive Healthcare
U.S. Supreme Court
Side Effects of the Abortion Wars: How the Assault on Reproductive Rights Limits All Women's Healthcare ( , Forthcoming) )
Law Review and Journal Articles
“Book Review: J. Shoshanna Ehrlich, Regulating Desire: From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess, New York: SUNY Press, 2014. Pp. 213. $80.00 (ISBN 13: 978-1-4384-5305-7),” 34 Law and History Review 537 (2016). Read more
“Minors, Parents, and Minor Parents,” 81 Missouri Law Review 128 (2016). ( SSRN
“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).