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The Thornburgh Family Lecture on Disability Law & Policy

Race-Disability Intersectionality as a Health Equity Imperative.

Presented by: 

Mary Crossley. Interim Dean, Professor of Law, John E. Murray Faculty Scholar, and former Dean of Pitt Law School. 

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A Professor of Law and John E. Murray Faculty Scholar, Mary Crossley began serving as Interim Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in July 2023. 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, Iowa Law Review, and Notre Dame Law Review.  She is also the author of Embodied Injustice:  Race, Disability, and Health (Cambridge University Press 2022).

Dean Crossley teaches courses on Health Law, Health Justice, and Torts. Crossley was originally appointed Dean and Professor of Law at Pitt Law in 2005 and served as Dean from 2005-2012, focusing her leadership on initiatives relating to curricular reform, innovation programming, and promoting diversity.  She was selected in 2013 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. In 2016, she was elected to the American Law Institute, and in 2020 she was appointed to the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 2023, she received the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics’ Jay Healey Teaching Award.

This program is sponsored by The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy.

Co-sponsored by:  The Institute of Politics, Pitt Law, the Department of Disability Resources and Services, the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and the David C. Frederick Honors College.