Maya Manian

Visiting Professor

Ph.D. in Sociology, Expected 2022, University of California San Francisco
J.D., 1998, Harvard Law School, Magna Cum Laude
B.A. in English Literature, 1995, University of Michigan, Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors in English, James B. Angell Scholar

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.
 

Publications

Commentary on Means v. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Health Law Opinions (Seema Mohapatra & Lindsay F. Wiley, editors) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2020)

Commentary on Dandridge v. Williams, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Family Law Opinions (Rachel Rebouche, editor) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2020)

Rewritten Opinion, In re Madyun, in Feminist Judgments: Reproductive Justice Rewritten (Kimberly Mutcherson, editor) (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2020) (also served as member of advisory board for this volume)

The Story of Madrigal v. Quilligan, in Law Stories: Reproductive Rights & Justice Stories (Melissa Murray, Kate Shaw & Reva Siegel, editors) (Foundation Press 2019) (draft chapter reviewed at https://jotwell.com/?s=maya+manian)

Side Effects of the Abortion Wars, 38 Women’s Rts. L. Rep. 362 (2017)

Teenage Pregnancy, Parenting, and Abortion: Legal Limits on Adolescents’ Reproductive Rights, in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society (Austin Sarat, editor) (Vol. 72, pp.81-120, 2017)

Minors, Parents, and Minor Parents, 81 Missouri Law Review 127 (2016), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2597389

Commentary on Geduldig v. Aiello, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Linda Berger, Bridget Crawford & Kathy Stanchi, editors) (Cambridge University Press 2016)

Book Review, J. Shoshanna Ehrlich, Regulating Desire: From the Virtuous Maiden to the Purity Princess, 34 Law & History Review 537 (2016)

Response: GriswoldGeduldig, and Hobby Lobby: The Sex Gap Continues, 69 University of Miami Law Review Caveat 17 (2015), http://lawreview.law.miami.edu/the-sex-gap-continues/

The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women’s Healthcare, 71Washington and Lee law Review 1317 (2014), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2468173

Lessons from Personhood’s Defeat: Abortion Restrictions and Side Effects on Women’s Health, 74 Ohio State Law Journal 75 (2013), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2196101   

Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation

50 Family Court Review 241 (2012), http://ssrn.com/abstract=1957402

Irrational Women: Informed Consent and Abortion Regret, in Feminist Legal History: Essays on Women and Law (Tracy A. Thomas & Tracey Jean Boisseau, editors) (NYU Press 2011), http://ssrn.com/abstract=2222961

Response, Hein and the Goldilocks Principle, 79 Mississippi Law Journal Supra 178 (2009)

Rights, Remedies and Facial Challenges, 36 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 611 (2009), http://ssrn.com/abstract=1392926

The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making, 16Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy 223 (2009), http://ssrn.com/abstract=1392441 (Reprinted in Women and the Law,Tracy A. Thomas, editor, West 2011)

Privatizing Bans on Abortion: Eviscerating Constitutional Rights Through Tort Remedies, 80 Temple Law Review 123 (2007), http://ssrn.com/abstract=1005243 

 

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Side Effects of the Abortion Wars

  • Stanford Law School, Center for Law and the Biosciences (May 2017)
  • Rutgers Law School, “Beijing+20: Gender Equality on the Twentieth Anniversary of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women” (September 2015)     
  • AALS Workshop on Next Generation Issues on Sex, Gender and the Law, Orlando, FL (June 2015)
  • Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, Orlando, FL (June 2015)
  • Center for Reproductive Rights, New York, NY (June 2015)
  • Law and Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (May 2015)
  • Columbia Law School, Center for Gender & Sexuality Law (February 2015)

The Fetal Hosts: Ending Pregnant Women’s Autonomy in End-of-Life Care

  • Baby Markets Roundtable, UC Hastings Law School (April 2018)
  • Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, Fordham Law School (June 2017)
  • Yale Law School, Information Society Project Speaker Series (April 2017)
  • Rutgers University, “Fetal Bodies and Fetal Remains Conference” (June 2016)

The Story of Madrigal v. Quilligan

  • Faculty Forum, SMU Dedman Law School (April 2018)
  • Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories Conference, Yale Law School (December 2017)

Minors, Parents, and Minor Parents

  • AALS Children and the Law Section, “Dead Upon Birth: The Inter-Generational Cycle of  Thwarted Lives in America’s Poorest Neighborhoods” (selected from call for papers), Washington, D.C. (January 2015)
  • Pace Law School, Faculty Colloquium (January 2015)
  • Cardozo Law School, New York Family Law Scholars Workshop, (October 2014)
  • CUNY Law School, Faculty Forum (October 2014)
  • The Consequences of Abortion Restrictions for Women’s Healthcare
  • Yale Law School, Information Society Project Speaker Series (November 2014)
  • Washington and Lee Law School, “Roe at 40: The Controversy Continues” (November 2013)
  • Lessons from Personhood’s Defeat: Abortion Restrictions and Side Effects on Women’s Health
  • Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco (November 2013)
  • UCLA Law School, “Liberty/Equality: The View fromRoe’s 40th and Lawrence’s 10th Anniversaries” (January 2013)
  • Santa Clara Law School, Faculty Workshop (January 2013)
  • Functional Parenting and Dysfunctional Abortion Policy: Reforming Parental Involvement Legislation
  • Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco

(February 2012)

  • Center for Reproductive Rights, Visiting Scholar Lecture, New York, NY (October 2011)
  • Emerging Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, University of California Hastings College of the Law (June 2011)

Rights, Remedies and Facial Challenges

  •  Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly Symposium, University of California Hastings College of the Law (February 2009)
  • The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making
  • Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities Twelfth Annual Conference, Suffolk University School of Law (April 2009)
  • Duke University Law School, Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy Public Health Symposium (February 2009)
  • LatCrit XIII Annual Conference, Seattle, WA (October 2008)        
  • Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco

(May 2008)

  • Law and Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada (May 2008)
  • Privatizing Bans on Abortion: Eviscerating Constitutional Rights Through Tort Remedies
  • Law and Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (July 2006)