Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, Room 216
J.D., cum laude, Harvard University, 2007
B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard College, 2004
Mary Ziegler is the Stearns Weaver Miller Professor at Florida State University College of Law. She specializes in the legal history of reproduction, the family, sexuality, and the Constitution. She teaches courses in torts, family law, employment law, and constitutional law.
Her first book, After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate, was published by Harvard University Press in 2015 and won the 2014 Harvard University Press Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize for best first manuscript published by the press in any discipline. Her second book, Beyond Abortion: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Privacy, was published by Harvard University Press in 2018. Her latest project, Abortion in America: A Legal History, Roe v. Wade to the Present, is under contract with Cambridge University Press.
Her law review articles have appeared in leading journals, and she has served as a commentator for or been quoted in leading mass media outlets, including The Atlantic, Fox News, MSNBC, the New Republic, The New York Times, NPR, and The Washington Post. She has chaired committees for major legal history organizations, including the American Society for Legal History, the American Association of Law Schools Legal History Section and the American Bar Association’s Committee on Historic Commemorations. She has also received recognition for her work in the classroom, including the 2016 Florida State University Teaching Award and the 2015 Transformation Through Teaching Award.
ABORTION IN AMERICA: A LEGAL HISTORY, ROE V. WADE TO THE PRESENT (under contract, Cambridge University Press)
BEYOND ABORTION: ROE V. WADE AND THE FIGHT FOR PRIVACY (Harvard University Press 2018 )
AFTER ROE: THE LOST HISTORY OF THE ABORTION DEBATE (Harvard University Press 2015)
Comment: Young v. UPS, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Reproductive Justice (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2018)
The Jurisprudence of Uncertainty: Knowledge, Science, and Abortion, Wis. L. Rev. 2018: 317 (2018)
Facing the Facts: The New Era of Abortion Conflict After Whole Woman's Health, Wake Forest L. Rev. 52:231 (2018)
Liberty and the Politics of Balance: The Undue-Burden Test After Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 52:421 (2017)
The Disability Politics of Abortion, 2017 Utah L. Rev. 587 (2017)
Substantial Uncertainty: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and the Future of Abortion Law, 2016 Sup. Ct. Rev. 77 (2017)
Legal and Constitutional History, in The Routledge History of the Twentieth Century (Routledge) (forthcoming 2017)
A Provider’s Right to Choose: A Legal History, in Abortion in Transnational Perspective (Palgrave) (2017)
"Roe v. Wade," in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History (2017)
Comment: Harris v. McRae, in Feminist Judgments: From Theory to Practice (Linda Berger, Bridget Crawford & Kathy Stanchi, editors) (Cambridge University Press 2016)