Introducing Abby Moncrieff

We’re excited to introduce and welcome Abby Moncrieff to our blogging community.  She’ll be posting regularly in the fall, on hiatus in 2013, and hopefully back thereafter.

Abby is an alum of our Petrie-Flom Academic Fellowship program.  She is Peter Paul Career Development Professor and Associate Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law, and a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at Penn for Fall 2012. She focuses her scholarly work on structural governmental barriers to efficiency in healthcare payment and delivery, as well as writing more broadly on structural constitutional law.  She has published articles on both federalism and separation of powers, publishing on the major questions exception to Chevron deference in Administrative Law Review, on healthcare federalism and separation of powers in Boston University Law Review, and on federalism issues in medical malpractice (and more broadly proposing a concept of “federalization snowballs”) in Columbia Law Review.  Her current project takes a structural view of individual substantive rights in American constitutional law and argues from that structural perspective that substantive due process should protect individual autonomy in healthcare decision-making.  Abby teaches the required first-year Legislation course, the Health Law survey course, and a seminar on Health Care Reform and the Constitution.  Before joining BU, she clerked for Judge Sidney R. Thomas on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, earned her J.D. from University of Chicago Law School in 2006, completed a Fulbright Fellowship on comparative healthcare policy in Switzerland in 2003, and earned her B.A. from Wellesley College in 2002.

Abby is a frequent commentator on American health care reform, and submitted two amicus briefs in HHS v. Florida, here and here.  Some of her representative publications can also be found here.

Welcome, Abby!

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