Allison M. Whelan

Georgia State University College of Law

Allison M. Whelan is an assistant professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law. Her research and teaching encompass a broad set of medical, science, and social policy issues at the intersection of administrative law, health and FDA law, reproductive justice, constitutional law, and bioethics.

Prior to joining Georgia State Law, Professor Whelan was a Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and an Associate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Before joining the academy, she was an associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington D.C. in the firm’s Food, Drug, and Device Practice Group.

Professor Whelan clerked for the Honorable Guido Calabresi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Honorable William J. Kayatta, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She also served as the inaugural senior fellow for the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.

Professor Whelan graduated, summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2014, where she served as Lead Note and Comment Editor for the Minnesota Law Review. She also holds a Master of Arts in Bioethics from the University of Minnesota.

Presentation (PPTX format): The New Civil Disobedience