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Mary Ziegler

Mary Ziegler

Mary Ziegler is the Stearns Weaver Miller Professor at Florida State University College of Law. Her research and teaching focus on the history and law governing the family, reproduction, gender, sexuality, employment and torts. 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, Rights to Privacy: How Americans Reimagined Roe v. Wade and Why We Have Forgotten, is currently under contract with Harvard University Press. Her more than 20 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, the New RepublicThe New York Times, and TheWashington Post. She chairs 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. She previously served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Dooley of the Vermont Supreme Court and held a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University Law School. Before joining the Florida State law faculty, she taught at St. Louis University School of Law.

Guest Appearances
August 10, 2022

Summer Pop Culture Picks and What Else We Lost When Roe was Overturned

Host Lee Rawles shares her Top Picks for Books, Movies, TV Shows and Podcasts. And a look at Roe v. Wade and its impact on the the right to privacy.

April 11, 2018

Roe v. Wade had a broader impact than the public realizes, says author of ‘Beyond Abortion’

Mary Ziegler discusses what Roe v. Wade's legacy has been, and how it advanced–or failed to advance–Americans' right to privacy.