Sean Bland

Santa Clara University School of Law

Sean Bland is an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. Sean works at the intersection of law and public health with teaching interests in health law, contract law, race and the law, and sexuality, gender, and the law. He is interested in legal and social issues that impact the health and wellbeing of marginalized communities, including racial and ethnic minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, people who engage in sex work, and people who use drugs. His scholarship will appear or has appeared in the Arkansas Law Review, the Journal of the American Medical AssociationThe Lancet, and other journals, and he has authored or co-authored numerous reports and policy briefs.

Before joining Santa Clara University School of Law, Sean was a Senior Associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law based at Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to that, he was a litigation associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in psychology and German Studies from Yale University.