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Mary Anne Bobinski

Dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law

Areas of Expertise

Health Law, Comparative Health Law, Bioethics, HIV Law & Policy, Reproductive Law & Policy, Torts



Mary Anne Bobinski is dean and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law. Before joining Emory Law, Mary Anne Bobinski was a professor at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law, where she served as dean from 2003 to 2015. Previously she was the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Law and director of the Health Law and Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.

Professor Bobinski's research and teaching interests include torts, health law, health care finance, bioethics,  legal aspects of HIV infection, and reproductive health law issues. She is a co-author of Health Care Law & Ethics (Wolters Kluwer) and the co-­author/co-editor of a two-volume book series on medical ethics. Bobinski has also published a number of law review articles and book chapters on health law topics.

She is a past president and board member of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics and a past member of the Canadian Public Health Officer's Ethics Advisory Committee. She has served as a visiting scholar at the Petrie-­Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, the University of Sydney Law School, the Melbourne Law School and the Faculty of Law at Oxford University, where she also held a Plumer Visiting Research Fellowship at St. Anne’s College.  Bobinski recently completed a new edition of Health Care Law & Ethics (Wolters Kluwer) with her co-authors and is working on a research project focused on the contested nature of the physician-patient relationship, with a particular focus on legal responses to conflicting values or norms. 

Education: LLM, Harvard Law School 1989; JD, State University of New York at Buffalo 1987; PhD coursework in Policy Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo (1983-87); BA, State University of New York at Buffalo 1982