Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., Northwestern University
M.P.H., Yale University
B.A., Johns Hopkins University
Conflict of Laws
Health Care Law
Interviewing, Counseling and Problem Solving
Patient's Rights and Health Care Disparities
Women's Health and the Law
Professor Seema Mohapatra received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Professor Mohapatra received her Masters in Public Health from Yale University. Professor Mohapatra received her bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences and minor in Women's Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Mohapatra has taught at Barry for four years. She teaches a variety of courses including Torts, Business Organizations, Health Care Law, and Patient's Rights and Health Care Disparities. Her current research interests include public health regulation of tobacco, organ transplants, assisted reproduction, surrogacy, and sex selective practices.
Professor Mohapatra has published several articles and has authored a chapter on regulation of international surrogacy for an upcoming edited book on surrogacy in South Asia. Professor Mohapatra has presented her research at various conferences and symposia, include the National Health Law Professors Conference, SEALS, and the Law and Society International Conference.
Prior to beginning her teaching career, Professor Mohapatra practiced health law at Sidley Austin. Her practice with the firm involved counseling health care providers on state and federal fraud and abuse, regulatory, HIPAA, transactional, and corporate compliance matters. Professor Mohapatra also drafted and lobbied for various pieces of legislation involving children's health, including a measure requiring HIV testing of newborns. In addition, Professor Mohapatra co-authored a chapter on health privacy and HIPAA in the textbook entitled Telemedicine and E-Health Law. She previously taught as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Seema Mohapatra, Examining Global Legal Responses to Prenatal Gender Identification and Sex Selection: A Bioethical Analysis, Nevada Law Journal (forthcoming 2013).
Seema Mohapatra, Cutting the Cord from Private Cord Blood Banking: Encouraging Compensation for Public Cord Blood Donations, 84 University of Colorado Law Review, (forthcoming 2013).
Seema Mohapatra, A Race To The Bottom? The Need for International Regulation of the Rapidly Growing Global Surrogacy Market? in Gestational Surrogacy and The Womb For Rent Industry In India (Eds. S. DasGupta & S. Dasgupta) (forthcoming 2013).
Seema Mohapatra, Adoption Scandals and Stateless Babies: A Bioethical Analysis of Commercial Surrogacy, 30 Berkeley Journal Of International Law 412 (2012).
Seema Mohapatra, Achieving Reproductive Justice In The International Surrogacy Market, 21 Annals of Health Law 191 (2012).
Seema Mohapatra, Unshackling Addiction: A Public Health Approach to Drug Use During Pregnancy, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society (2012).