Maya Manian

  • Visiting Professor
  • Tel: 510-643-2577
  • 887 Simon Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 MC:7200

Professor Maya Manian focuses her research on access to reproductive health care and explores the relationship between reproductive rights and gender equality. She publishes and presents widely on abortion rights and related constitutional issues. 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. Professor Manian joined the University of San Francisco Law School faculty in 2005, where she teaches Constitutional Law, Family Law, and Gender and the Law.


J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., University of Michigan