Mary Crossley is a professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Her scholarship has focused on issues of inequality in the financing and delivery of health care, encompassing topics ranging from an exploration of potential legal remedies for physician bias in medical treatment, to an examination of how recent trends in health insurance coverage function to discriminate against unhealthy people, to a consideration of how assisted reproductive technologies implicate equality concerns. She has published broadly, in journals including the Columbia Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, and Rutgers Law Journal. Crossley's scholarly interests are reflected in a seminar that she has developed on Health Care & Civil Rights, and she has also taught courses in Health Law, Bioethics & Law, and Family Law.
Professor Crossley was appointed dean and professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2005 and served as dean from 2005 to 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 she is currently serving as a faculty mentor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Public Health Law Education Faculty Fellowship Program.
Immediately prior to coming to Pitt Law in 2005, Professor Crossley was the Florida Bar Health Law Section Professor of Law at Florida State University and before that she was on the faculty at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, including two years of service as associate academic dean. Before beginning to teach, she practiced corporate and health care law in San Francisco, Calif., and New Haven, Conn., and clerked for Judge Harry Wellford on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.