Associate Professor of Law
Margo Kaplan
Camden Law School East
E419
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102
856-225-6959

Margo Kaplan’s research explores legal limitations on intimate decisions, particularly the use of criminal law in areas of sex and health. She teaches courses on criminal law, health law and policy, and sex crimes.

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Biography

Margo Kaplan is an Associate Professor at Rutgers Law School, where she teaches courses on criminal law, health law and policy, and sex crimes.  Her research explores legal limitations on intimate decisions, particularly the use of criminal law in areas of sex and health. Professor Kaplan’s publications have examined topics such as sex-positive law, sexual assault, pedophilia, HIV-exposure criminalization, and reproductive rights. Professor Kaplan has also explored these issues in op-eds and interviews for publications such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Professor Kaplan was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brooklyn Law School. Before that, she served as Director of Planning and Research for the Center for HIV Law and Policy, as well as a Staff Attorney Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union. She clerked for Judge Julio Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law and also received a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Publications

Rape Beyond Crime, 66 Duke L.J. (forthcoming 2017)

Commentary on Michael. M. v. Superior Court in Feminist Jurisprudence Project (forthcoming 2016).   

Taking Pedophilia Seriously, 72 Washington & Lee L Rev. 75 (2015).   

Sex-Positive Law, 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 89 (2014)   

Rethinking HIV-Exposure Crimes, 87 Ind. L.J. 1517 (2012)   

Criminalizing Sexual Behavior in the Context of HIV: Consequences, Evidence, and Leadership, 6 Global Pub. Health S357 (2011) (with Aziza Ahmed, Alison Symington, and Eszter Kismodi)   

“A Special Class of Persons”: Pregnant Women’s Right to Refuse Medical Treatment After Gonzales v. Carhart, 13 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 145 (2010)

 

Expertise
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Health Law
  • Human Rights