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James McGrath

Professor of Law
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Courses: Torts, Public Health Law, Payment Systems, Secured Transactions, and Analytical Methods for Lawyers

Professor McGrath joined the faculty as an associate professor of law in 2006. He was previously a visiting associate professor of law for the 2005-06 academic year. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor McGrath worked as an associate professor at Appalachian School of Law. He has additional teaching experience at the University of San Diego, and Temple University Beasley School of Law.

Professor McGrath’s scholarship echoes his interest in health and gender law issues. His study of public health within the law emphasizes the law’s effect on the health of groups of people with little or no political power, while his study of the law and human sexuality includes lesbian, gay, transgender, and intersexual legal issues.

Professor McGrath holds an L.L.M. in graduate legal studies from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He earned his M.P.H. from Harvard School of Public Health and he earned his J.D. cum laude from Howard Law School. He also holds a B.A. in psychology, which he received cum laude, from San Jose State University.

Selected Publications

"Are you a Boy or a Girl? Show Me Your REAL ID," 9 NEV. L.J. 368 (2009). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

“Overcharging the Uninsured in Hospitals: Shifting a Greater Share of Uncompensated Medical Care Costs to the Federal Government.” 26 Quinnipiac Law Review 173 (2007). [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

“Abstinence-Only Adolescent Education: Ineffective, Unpopular and Unconstitutional.”  39 U.S.F. Law Review 665 (2004). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]

“Raising the ‘Civilized Minimum’ of Pain Amelioration for Prisoners to Avoid Cruel and Unusual Punishment.” 54 Rutgers Law Review 649 (2002). [Hein] [LexisNexis] [Westlaw]