Yael Cannon

Georgetown University Law Center

Yael Zakai Cannon is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic, a medical-legal partnership training the next generation of leaders in law and medicine to remove legal barriers to health. She researches the role of law in promoting health equity and well-being for children and families. Professor Cannon is a 2023-2025 Georgetown University Center for Social Justice Faculty Research Fellow, an Executive Committee member of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care, and past Chair of the Poverty Law Section. She was recognized by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics as a 2022 Health Law Scholar. Professor Cannon has written chapters in the textbook Special Education Advocacy, the treatise AIDS and the Law, and the forthcoming book Centering Families of Color: Identifying Systemic Inequalities and Social Change Leadership, and articles in law journals and other periodicals. She previously taught at the University of New Mexico School of Law and in the American University Washington College of Law’s Disability Rights Law Clinic and practiced at the Children’s Law Center. She graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School and summa cum laude from the University of Maryland.