Greer Donley, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, was named a 2020 Health Law Scholar by Saint Louis University (SLU) Law Center for Health Law Studies and The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME). Donley will present and workshop her summer research project, Regulation of Medication Abortion, with a panel of experienced scholars at the Health Law Scholars Workshop this September.
Donley joins three other health law scholars from Seton Hall School of Law, University of Miami School of Law, and the University of Iowa College of Law in the recognition. All were selected through an extremely competitive process based upon abstract submissions.
“I am so honored to be selected as a Health Law Scholar this year. The Health Law Scholars Program provides junior faculty with a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn from experts in the health law field. I have no doubt that (this will) help me become a better scholar,” Donley said.
At Pitt Law, Donley serves as the Director of the joint degree program in law and bioethics and focuses her teachings and scholarship on healthcare, bioethics, and FDA law, with particular focus on reproductive rights. Her past research has explored a broad range of healthcare issues, such as 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. She has been published in numerous law reviews, bioethics journals, and was featured in popular media, including The Atlantic and Buzzfeed News.
Donley is the second Pitt Law faculty member to be selected for this honor in consecutive years. Pitt Law Assistant Professor Matangai Sirleaf was recognized as a recipient in 2019.