Margo Kaplan

Associate Professor

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Law Office: E419
V: (856) 225-6959

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Margo Kaplan teaches courses on health law and policy and criminal law.  Her research explores legal limitations on intimate decisions, particularly the use of criminal law in areas of health and sexuality. She holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and the Department of Public Policy and Administration.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Margo was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brooklyn Law School. Before that, Margo served as Director of Planning and Research for the Center for HIV Law and Policy, as well as a Staff Attorney Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union. She clerked for Judge Julio Fuentes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge John G. Koeltl of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Margo graduated cum laude from New York University School of Law and also received a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.


Taking Pedophilia Seriously, Washington & Lee L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015).

Sex-Positive Law
, 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. ___ (2014)

Rethinking HIV-Exposure Crimes, 87 Ind. L.J. 1517 (2012)

Criminalising Sexual Behavior in the Context of HIV: Consequences, Evidence, and Leadership, 6 Global Pub. Health S357 (2011) (with Aziza Ahmed, Alison Symington, and Eszter Kismodi)

“A Special Class of Persons”: Pregnant Women’s Right to Refuse Medical Treatment After Gonzales v. Carhart, 13 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 145 (2010)

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