Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Equity and Inclusion Fellow
Margaret Zhang
Rutgers Law School
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102
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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 explores issues at the intersection of reproductive justice and environmental justice, particularly those related to pregnancy, lactation, and the workplace. Her most recent published work, Pregnant Workers and the Climate Crisis, explores the intersection of the climate crisis, pregnancy, and work.

Margaret earned her J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.



Academic Publications

Pregnant Workers and the Climate Crisis, 91 Tenn. L. Rev. 431 (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).

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals: A Reproductive Justice Issue (work in progress).

Administrative Burdens: How Workplace Equity Laws Perpetuate Inequity (work in progress).


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
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  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
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