Biography

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.

Education
BA, University of Michigan
JD, Harvard University
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
Abortion
Birth Control
Contraception
Constitutional Law
Community Property
Discrimination - Gender
Family Law
Reproductive Healthcare
U.S. Supreme Court
Books
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). (http://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4196&context=mlr) 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).
Book Contributions
“The Story of Madrigal v. Quilligan: Coerced Sterilization of Mexican-American Women” in Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories edited by Melissa Murray, Kate Shaw, & Reva Siegel (Foundation Press , Forthcoming 2019) SSRN
“Teenage Pregnancy, Parenting, and Abortion: Legal Limits on Adolescents’ Reproductive Rights” in Studies in Law, Politics and Society , 81-120 (Emerald Publishing Limited , 2017) Read More
“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
Why Oklahoma's Supreme Court struck down an abortion law”, The Christian Science Monitor (October, 2016)
Protecting Abortion Rights after Whole Woman's Health”, Jurist (August, 2016)
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
Panelist, “Law at the Intersection of Reproductive Justice and LGBTQ Rights,” Annual Meeting on Law and Society, Toronto, Canada (June 2018)
Panelist, “Family Law and Feminist Options,” Annual Meeting on Law and Society, Toronto, Canada (June 2018)
Presenter, “The Story of Madrigal v. Quilligan: Coerced Sterilization of Mexican-American Women,” SMU Dedman School of Law: Faculty Forum Series, Dallas, Texas (April 2018)
Presenter, “Side Effects of the Abortion Wars,” SEALS Conference, Boca Raton, Florida (July 2017)
Presenter, “Reproductive Health Care in the Trump Era,” CAPALF-NEPOC Conference, “Law, Intersectionality, and the Next Wave of Social Movements in the Trump Era,” New York City, New York (June 2017)
Presenter, “The Fetal Hosts: Ending Women's Autonomy in End-of-Life Care,” Fordham Law School: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, New York, New York (June 2017)
Presenter, “Side Effects of the Abortion Wars,” Stanford Law School, Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford, California (June 2017)
Presenter, “The Fetal Hosts: Ending Pregnant Women's Autonomy in End-of-Life Care,” Yale Law School: Information Society Project, New Haven, Connecticut (April 2017)
Panelist, “Law on the Borderline of Belonging and Exclusion,” International Conference on Law and Society, New Orleans, LA (June, 2016)
Presenter, “Forum for Choice: The Supreme Court & The Future of Reproductive Freedom,” The Women's Building, San Francisco, CA (June, 2016)
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
"Bay Area Law Professors Call Trump's Plan to End Birthright Citizenship 'Ludicrous'", KQED, 10/30/2018
"With Kavanaugh on Court, Abortion Rights Groups Sharpen Their Focus on the States", New York Times, 10/19/2018
"The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh Signed, 2,400+ Law Professors", The New York Times, 10/03/2018
"'A lesson in real time': Law students talk legal impact of Brett Kavanaugh hearing", ABC7 News, 09/27/2018
"News outlets claim that leaked Kavanaugh emails contradict his testimony -- legal experts disagree", Check Your Fact, 09/12/2018
"300+ Law Professors Issue Letter Urging Senators Collins and Murkowski to Vote Against Judge Brett Kavanaugh", Yuba Net, 08/30/2018
"10 legal experts on the future of Roe v. Wade after Kennedy", Vox, 07/02/2018
"Abortion Foes to Take New Aim at Roe v. Wade", Wall Street Journal, 06/29/2018
"Departure of Kennedy, ‘Firewall for Abortion Rights,’ Could End Roe v. Wade", New York Times, 06/27/2018
"Abortion Restrictions Grow Under the Trump Administration. The White House and some states are enacting new rules that could dramatically limit abortion access.", National Journal Daily, 05/21/2018
"Birth control coverage may be at risk due to new Trump administration policy", ABC7 News, 10/06/2017
"The Hydra Of Abortion Law: 1 Year Into Whole Woman's Health", Law360, 07/28/2017
Commentary regarding recently published study showing abortions in America under 1 million for the first time since 1975. , KCBS, 01/19/2017
"With Child: The Right to Choose in Rapid City", Harper's, 11/29/2016
"Why did the Oklahoma Supreme Court strike down an abortion law?", Yahoo News, Chrisitian Science Monitor, 10/04/2016
"Abortion law quashed", New Scientist, 07/02/2016
"Shifting Focus in the Abortion Rights Debate", U.S. News, 07/01/2016
"Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions in Texas", New Scientist, 06/27/2016
"4 Takeaways From Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling", Law360, 06/27/2016
"Oklahoma Senate bill criminalizes abortion. Can they do that?, The Christian Science Monitor, 05/19/2016
"'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)