Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Equity and Inclusion Fellow
Margaret Zhang
Rutgers Law School
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 225-6371
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Margaret H. Zhang is a visiting assistant professor and an equity and inclusion fellow at Rutgers Law School, where she teaches Employment Discrimination. Her research examines issues related to pregnancy, lactation, and the workplace.

She previously served as the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Interim Associate Director for Equity and Inclusion. Before that role, Margaret advocated for pregnant and parenting people with the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she specialized in advancing and protecting pregnant and lactating people’s rights though individual client counseling and representation, policy advocacy, and community education. She also assisted with a variety of legal issues arising in the workplace, in schools, and in prisons and jails.

Margaret served as a law clerk to Judge Cheryl Ann Krause of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and as a law clerk to Judge Rudolph Contreras of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

Margaret earned her J.D. cum laude from Penn Law, where she participated in the Supreme Court Clinic, served as Online Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and served as Executive Director of the Custody And Support Assistance Clinic (CASAC). She also holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.



Academic Publications

Setting Up Rights Under Workplace Equlity Laws (work in progress).

Pregnant Workers and the Climate Crisis, 91 Tenn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2024).

Case Note, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus and the (Bleak) Future of Statutes that Bar False Statements in Political Campaigns, 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 19 (2015).

Comment, Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction for Indian Tribes: Inherent Tribal Sovereignty versus Defendants’ Complete Constitutional Rights, 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 243 (2015).


Government Submissions

Comment on Regulations to Implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (Oct. 10, 2023),

Women’s Law Project, Comment Letter on Proposed Updated Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination (with Kimberly Kelly & Amanda Smith) (Dec. 17, 2020), https://downloads.‌



Opinion, A New Law Can Help Some Pregnant Workers with Climate Crisis–Level Heat This Summer (with Allison Jones), Pa. Capital-Star (June 16, 2023),

Opinion, It’s Time for Pa. Lawmakers to Stop Punishing Working Mothers and Their Babies (with Tara Murtha), Pa. Capital-Star (Aug. 13, 2020),

Opinion, How Pregnancy Discrimination Happens Today, (Oct. 22, 2019, 8:09 AM),

With Title IX Enforcement Uncertain, an Alternate Avenue for Relief for Pennsylvania (with Tara Murtha), The Forum: The Tri-State School Study Council Newsletter (Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.), Spring/Summer 2019, at 4.

How Solo, Small Firms Can Be Model Employers, Phila. Bar Reporter (Phila. Bar Ass’n, Phila., Pa.), Nov. 2018, at 13.

Pregnancy Means Job Loss for Some Women: What Medical Providers Can Do About It, Obstetrical Soc’y of Phila. Newsletter (Obstetrical Soc’y of Phila., Phila., Pa.), Dec. 2017, at 12.

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Interviewing/Counseling