Mary Ziegler

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Mary Ziegler

Mary Ziegler

Position
Stearns Weaver Miller Professor
Contact Information

Florida State University
College of Law
Roberts Hall, Room 216
Phone: 850.645.0364
mziegler@law.fsu.edu

Education

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 AtlanticFox NewsMSNBC, the New RepublicThe New York TimesNPR, 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.

Select Recent Publications

ABORTION AND THE LAW IN AMERICA: ROE V. WADE TO THE PRESENT (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2020)

BEYOND ABORTION: ROE V. WADE AND THE BATTLE 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 2019)

Twentieth Century Legal History, in THE HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY UNITED STATES (Routledge 2017)

Roe v. Wade, in THE OXFORD RESEARCH ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN HISTORY (2017)

A Provider’s Right to Choose: A Legal History, in ABORTION IN TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE (Shannon Stetner et al, editors) (Palgrave-Macmillan 2017)

Comment: Harris v. McRae, in FEMINIST JUDGMENTS: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE (Linda Berger, Bridget Crawford & Kathy Stanchi, editors) (Cambridge University Press 2016)

Earned Rights, __ N.Y.U. J.L. & SOC. CHANGE __ (forthcoming 2019)

Taming Unworkability Doctrine: Rethinking Stare Decisis, 50 ARIZ. ST. L.J. 1215 (2018)

What is Race?, 50 CONN. L. REV. 279 (2018)

Beyond Balancing: Rethinking the Law of Embryo Disposition, 68 AM. U. L. REV. 515 (2018)

Rethinking an Undue Burden: Whole Woman’s Health’s New Approach to Fundamental Rights, 85 TENN. L. REV. 461 (2018)

After Life: Governmental Interests and the New Antiabortion Incrementalism, 73 U. MIAMI L. REV. 78 (2018)

The Jurisprudence of Uncertainty: Knowledge, Science, and Abortion, 2018 WIS. L. REV. 317 (2018)

What is Sexual Orientation?, 106 KY. L.J. 61 (2018)

Some Kind of Punishment: Penalizing Women for Abortion, 26 WM. & MARY BILL RTS. J. 735 (2018)

The New Negative Rights: Abortion Funding and Constitutional Law after Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, 96 NEB. L. REV. 577 (2018)

Facing the Facts: The New Era of Abortion Conflict After Whole Woman’s Health, 52 WAKE FOREST L. REV. 231 (2018)

Liberty and the Politics of Balance: The Undue-Burden Test After Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, 52 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. REV. 421 (2017)

Substantial Uncertainty: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and the Future of Abortion Law, 2016 SUP. CT. REV. 77 (2017)

The Disability Politics of Abortion, 2017 UTAH L. REV. 587 (2017)

Reproducing Rights: Rethinking the Costs of Constitutional Discourse, 28 YALE J.L. & FEMINISM 103 (2016)

The Conservative Magna Carta, 94 N.C. L. REV. 1653 (2016)

Perceiving Orientation: Defining Sexuality After Obgergefell, 23 DUKE J. GENFER L. & POL'Y 223 (2016)