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Elizabeth R. Kukura

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

Elizabeth Kukura


Office: School of Law, Room 264
Phone: 215.571.4765
Fax: 215.571.4712

Administrative Support:
Kathleen Cronin
Phone: 215.571.4715


Liz Kukura’s research explores intersecting legal issues associated with reproductive rights and maternal health care.

Professor Kukura’s scholarship examines laws and policies that affect women’s agency to make health care decisions, from terminating pregnancies to refusing to undergo procedures such as cesarean sections and episiotomies. Her articles have appeared in journals including Georgetown Law Journal, Nebraska Law Review, Berkeley Journal of Gender Law & Justice. “Revising Roe to Advance Reproductive Justice for Childbearing Women” is forthcoming in Notre Dame Law Review Online.

Before coming to the Kline School of Law, Professor Kukura taught at Temple University Beasley School of Law. She served as a consultant to the Women’s Medical Fund in 2016.

Previously, she practiced at Bryan Cave LLP in New York, where she litigated securities, employment and other commercial matters and assisted in employment counseling for corporate clients.

She received her JD from New York University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Review of Law & Social Change. She received her LLM from Temple University Beasley School of Law.


LLM, Temple University Beasley School of Law
JD, New York University School of Law
MS, London School of Economics and Political Science
BA, Yale University


Curriculum Vitae [PDF]