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Mary Crossley, J.D.

Visiting Professor
School of Law
Center for Health Law Studies


JD, Vanderbilt University
BA, University of Virginia

Practice Areas

Health Law, Disability Discrimination Law, Family Law

Community Work and Service

Professor Mary Crossley is a visiting professor from Pitt Law where she is a John E. Murray Faculty Scholar and Director of the Health Law Program.  Widely recognized for her scholarship in disability and health law, Professor Crossley has written broadly on issues of inequality in health care financing and delivery and has published articles in numerous law journals, including Columbia Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, and Michigan Journal of Race and Law. She is also the author of the 2022 book Embodied Injustice: Race, Disability, and Health. 

Crossley was appointed Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2005 and served as Dean from 2005-2012, focusing her leadership on initiatives relating to curricular reform, innovation programming, and promoting diversity. In 2013 she was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Law Scholar in Residence, and in 2014-15 she served as a Faculty Mentor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Public Health Law Education Faculty Fellowship Program.