University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor, Mary Crossley, joins her fellow colleague Professor Jessie Allen as a member of the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is an independent, bipartisan agency established by Congress in 1957 to focus on matters of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. The Commission has established advisory committees in each state and the District of Columbia that inform it about civil rights issues of state and national concern related to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, voting rights, or equal protection of the law in the administration of justice. The Committees forward advice and recommendations to the Commission about matters they have studied.
Professor Crossley's scholarship has focused on issues of inequality in the financing and delivery of health care, encompassing topics ranging from an exploration fo potential legal remedies for phsyician bias in medical treatment, to an examination of how recent trends in health insurance coverage function to discriminate against unhealthy people, to a consideration of how assisted reproductive technologies implicate equality concerns. As Director of Pitt Law's Health Law Program, she teaches courses in Health Law, Bioethics & Law, Family Law, and torts and has developed an seminar on Health Care & Civil Rights. Professor Crossley has published in journals including Columbia Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, and Rutgers Law Journal.