Mary Ziegler teaches courses in family law, employment law, torts, and reproduction, sexuality, and the law. 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.
Her book, After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate, will be published by Harvard University Press in June of 2015. The book uses more than 100 oral history interviews and extensive archival research to challenge the conventional legal and historical account of social-movement reactions to Roe v. Wade. In studying the decade after Roe, the project explores reasons for the contemporary polarization of the abortion wars.
She is the author of twenty published or forthcoming articles that fall at the intersection of historical and legal scholarship. Her work focuses on reproductive health, gender, constitutional and family law, and law and social change. She has served as a featured guest blogger on the Legal History Blog and JURIST and has appeared as a commentator in leading media outlets, including The Atlantic Monthly, the Orlando Sentinel, and The Tampa Tribune.