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Greer Donley

Assistant Professor of Law

Biography

Greer Donley is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University Pittsburgh Law School. Her teaching and scholarship focus on healthcare, bioethics, and FDA law, especially as those topics relate to reproductive justice. Her scholarship has explored a broad range of reproductive healthcare topics, such as regulation of medication abortion, parental autonomy rights over fetal end-of-life decision-making, 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 and bioethics journals, including Cornell Law Review, Minnesota Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Alabama Law Review, Journal of Law & the Biosciences, and Hastings Center Report. Professor Donley’s work has also been featured in popular media, including the Atlantic and Buzzfeed News. In 2020, Professor Donley won two emerging scholar awards based on her scholarship: the Haub Law Emerging Scholar Award in Women, Gender & Law and the SLU and ASLME Health Law Scholar Award. In 2021, the Pitt Law graduating 3Ls voted to give her the Robert T. Harper Excellence in Teaching Award.

Before joining the Pitt Law faculty, Professor Donley was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, LLP, where she advised a variety of healthcare clients in fraud and abuse, administrative law, and FDA law. She also served as a law clerk for the Honorable Robert Sack on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Before law school, she was a fellow in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, where she contributed as an ethics consultant and researched topics related to genetics and the fair allocation of healthcare resources.  She graduated Order of the Coif from the University of Michigan Law School and was an Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Journal of Gender & Law.  

Professor Donley is the Director of the joint degree program in law and bioethics and a core faculty member with the Center for Bioethics & Health Law, the Reproductive Bridges Coalition, and the Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation.

Her publications can be found here.

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