Seema Mohapatra

Seema Mohapatra
Associate Professor of Law


(321) 206-5655


JD, Northwestern University
MPH, Yale University
BA, Johns Hopkins University

Courses Taught

Health Care Law, Torts I and II, Business Organizations, various Health Law and Bioethics related Seminars


Professor Mohapatra’s expertise is in the areas of health care law, public health law, and bioethics.  Professor Mohapatra was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013.  Prior to teaching, Professor Mohapatra practiced health law for several years at Sidley & Austin and Foley & Lardner.  Professor Mohapatra received her JD from Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Professor Mohapatra received her Master’s in Public Health from Yale University, and her bachelor's degree in Natural Sciences (with a minor in Women's Studies) from Johns Hopkins University.  Professor Mohapatra’s scholarship interests include assisted reproduction, FDA regulation, public health law, surrogacy, and the Affordable Care Act.  Her recent scholarship has appeared or will appear in the Harvard Law and Policy Review, Harvard Journal for Racial & Ethnic Justice, University of Colorado Law Review, and the Nevada Law Journal, among others. 

Recent Publications:

Professor Mohapatra’s most recent publications can be found on the Social Science Research Network.

Selected Publications:

Oncofertility and Reproductive Justice, Harvard Journal for Racial & Ethnic Justice, (Spring 2014 Issue, Forthcoming)

Using Egg Freezing for Non-Medical Reasons: Fertility Insurance or False Hope? - Legal, Ethical, and Policy Considerations, Harvard Law & Policy Review(Spring 2014, Forthcoming),

Examining Global Legal Responses to Prenatal Gender Identification and Sex Selection: A Bioethical Analysis, 13 Nevada Law Journal 690 (Spring 2014),

Cutting the Cord from Private Cord Blood Banking: Encouraging Compensation for Public Cord Blood Donations, 84 University of Colorado Law Review 944 (Fall 2013),

Adoption Scandals and Stateless Babies: A Bioethical Analysis of Commercial Surrogacy, 30 Berkeley Journal of International Law 412 (2012).,

Unshackling Addiction: A Public Health Approach to Drug Use During Pregnancy, Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society (2011),

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