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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, Dean 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.

Bobinski's research and teaching interests include torts, public health law, bioethics, reproductive health law, conflicts of interest in health care and research, and comparative health law. 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.

In 2021, she served as Chair of the AALS Scholarly Papers Committee.

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