Ani B. Satz is a regulatory health lawyer and philosopher who teaches Torts, Health Law, Disability Law, Animal Law, Genetics and the Law, Law and Vulnerability, and Business Ethics. Her research focuses on the legal response to vulnerability and governmental obligations to those who are vulnerable. Professor Satz's most recent scholarship addresses from a law and ethics perspective access to health care, disability discrimination, and the well-being of nonhuman animals. Her work has appeared in books, peer-reviewed journals, and law reviews. Professor Satz's scholarship is published in journals including the Michigan Law Review; Washington & Lee Law Review; Emory Law Journal; Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics; and Washington Law Review.
Professor Satz was a Fulbright Postgraduate Research Scholar at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Tulsa. She holds a JD from the University of Michigan School of Law and a PhD in philosophy from Monash University, which she completed while a fellow at Princeton University. Before coming to Emory, Professor Satz lectured at Yale University in the Philosophy Department and the Ethics, Politics and Economics Program, as well as at Monash University Medical School. She also clerked for the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
In addition to her Law School appointment, Professor Satz holds a faculty appointment at the Rollins School of Public Health, is a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Center for Ethics, and is an Affiliated Associated Professor at the Goizueta Business School.
Professor Satz is Chair-Elect of the Section on Animal Law; Immediate Past Chair of the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care; and served as 2009-10 Chair of the Section on Disability Law of the Association of American Law Schools. She was a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center Fall 2010.
My scholarly work focuses on how courts and legislatures respond to vulnerability. In particular, my scholarship addresses, from a law and ethics perspective, access to health care, disability discrimination, and the well-being of nonhuman animals. I have related interests in genetics and the law, food and drug law, and torts.
ELECTED ACADEMIC HONORS
Appointed Member (Special Government Employee), Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—Ethics Subcommittee (2012-13)
Scholar in Residence, Center for Health Law, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey (Mar. 19-23, 2012)
Recipient, Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellowship, Emory University (2012-13)
Selected Participant, Op-Ed Project, Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (Jan. 10-11, 2012)
Selected Participant, Tarrytown Meetings, Center for Genetics & Society, Tarrytown, New York (July 25-27, 2011)
Atlanta , GA
Affiliations & Activities
EMORY UNIVERSITY, Atlanta, Georgia
Associate Professor, School of Law and Rollins School of Public Health, 2006-present Assistant Professor, School of Law and Rollins School of Public Health, 2003-2006
Senior Faculty Fellow, Center for Ethics, 2009-present
Affiliated Associate Professor, Goizueta Business School, 2012-present
Courses: Animal Law, Business Ethics, Disability and Discrimination, Disability Law, Ethics for Leaders, Genetics and the Law, Health Law, Law and Vulnerability (with Martha Fineman), Torts. A number of my courses are cross-listed in Public Health and as part of the Masters in Bioethics, Graduate Human Rights Certificate, and Sustainability Minor.
Opinions and Essays
"Gag the 'Ag-gag' Laws that Bar Undercover Recording of Cruelty to Farm Animals," ?Christian Science Monitor?, July 5, 2013. Available here »
"Memorial Dedication to Stephanie Feldman Aleong," 34 Nova Law Review 583 (2010).
"A Not-So Protective Law: Genetic Screening Safeguard Creates Unforeseen Inequities, Difficulties," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 27, 2008, at A13.
- Reprinted in Noel Merino, Current Controversies: Human Genetics (CCHG-1) (2010).
Disability and Discrimination: Cases and Materials (forthcoming Aspen).
“Health Law Words in Progress,” panel (moderator) at The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care, Washington, DC (January 3, 2015).
"HIPAA and Workers Compensation," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida (August 1-2, 2014).
"Fragmentation after Health Care Reform," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida (August 1-2, 2014).
Roundtable, "Hot Issues in Law and Bioethics," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida (Aug. 2, 2014).
Panel, "Health Care Fragmentation after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, ACA Implementation—Some Initial Observations and Critiques," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida (Aug. 1, 2014).
Panel, "Health Care as Eugenics," Legal Influences on Bioethics, Patient Autonomy, and Inequality, Law & Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 29-June 1, 2014).
Panel (Discussant), "Vulnerability and the Human Condition," Law & Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 29-June 1, 2014).
Guest Lecture, "Physician and Institutional Obligations to Provide Care," University Class: SICK, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Mar. 20, 2014).
Disability Scholars Showcase, "Disability Discrimination," Disability Studies Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA (Mar. 5, 2014).
Panel (Moderator), Program on Sustainability and Health, Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y. (Jan. 4, 2014) (Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care Program) (participated remotely).