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Maya Manian Professor of Law; Faculty Director of the Health Law and Policy Program mmanian@wcl.american.edu (202) 274 - 4248   Maya Manian is a Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Health Law and Policy Program at American University Washington College of Law. She was previously a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, and has been a Visiting Professor at Howard University School of Law and University of California Berkeley School of Law. She teaches courses on constitutional law, public health law, and reproductive health care, and has also taught family law and contracts courses.     Professor Manian is a nationally recognized expert on reproductive rights and justice. Her 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 abortion rights, and has authored numerous law journal articles and book chapters on the subject. Her current work uses sociological methods to understand how legal restrictions on abortion care might constrain a wide range of women and pregnant people’s medical care.    Professor Manian earned her juris doctorate magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. She is currently a PhD candidate in medical sociology at the University of California San Francisco. Prior to entering the academy, Professor Manian worked as a litigation fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York.    

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