Professor Greer Donley of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law has been selected as the winner of 2019-2020 Haub Law Emerging Scholar Award in Women, Gender & Law for her paper Contraceptive Equity: Curing the Sex Discrimination in the ACA’s Mandate, 71 Ala. L. Rev. 499 (2019). Professor Donley is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the joint degree program in law and bioethics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She teaches Legislation and Regulation, Bioethics and FDA Law.
Professor Donley’s research interests include reproductive rights, bioethics, FDA law and healthcare innovation. Her scholarship has explored a broad range of healthcare issues including parental autonomy rights over prenatal end-of-life decision-making, the legal and medical necessity of abortion care during pandemics, contraceptive equity in the Affordable Care Act, and regulations surrounding the consumption of pharmaceuticals in pregnant and lactating women. Her scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the Minnesota Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Journal of Law & the Biosciences, Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, and Hastings Center Report.
Professor Donley received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A. from Claremont McKenna College. Prior to her academic work, Professor Donley worked at Latham & Watkins LLP. She also clerked for Judge Robert Sack of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
“Professor Donley’s thought-provoking article skillfully applies constitutional principles and precedents to argue that the exclusion of men from the ACA’s contraceptive mandate violates the Equal Protection Clause.” – Professor and Associate Dean Emily Gold Waldman
ABOUT THE AWARD
The Haub Law Emerging Scholar Award in Women, Gender & Law is presented annually in recognition of excellent legal scholarship related to women, gender and the law published by a full-time law professor with five or fewer years of full-time teaching experience. After an open call for submissions, papers are reviewed on a blind basis by four members of the Haub Law faculty with expertise in this area. This year’s judges were Noa Ben-Asher, Bridget Crawford, Darren Rosenblum and Emily Gold Waldman. The Haub Law School invites the award recipient to present their winning scholarship to the Haub Law community.