Abigail Burman

PSRJ Visiting Fellow

Abigail Burman is a currently a Justice Catalyst/Public Rights Project fellow, whose project focuses on developing methods for states and cities to to support people who self-manage their abortions.  More broadly, Abigail's work deals with reproductive health care, public health, consumer protection, and state and local policymaking.  Abigail has worked for the New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York City Law Department, and Oakland City Attorney's Office, and the employment and civil rights firm Feinberg, Jackson, Worthman & Wasow.  While at law school, she was the Commentary and Recent Developments Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Gender Law and Justice, and an Associate Editor of the California Law Review. Her note, Abortion Sanctuary Cities: A Local Response to The Criminalization of Self-Managed Abortion, will be published in the California Law Review this winter. Prior to law school, Abigail was a legislative staffer for Representative Joseph P. Kennedy, III, focusing on health care and civil rights. Abigail is a graduate of the UC Berkeley, School of Law and the University of Oxford.