Margaux J. Hall

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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  • Harvard Law School, J.D. cum laude, 2008
  • Stanford University, B.S. in Management Science & Engineering with Distinction, Honors in Civil Engineering, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003

Margaux J. Hall is the 2012-2014 Center for Reproductive Rights Academic Fellow at Columbia Law School. 

Margaux's scholarship and professional practice have focused on health law, fiduciary law, human rights, environmental law, and women's rights.  Ms. Hall's recent research focuses on emerging issues under the Affordable Care Act (such as mandates and accountable care organizations), as well as how the Act aligns with the existing landscape of federal and state health care laws.  She has also written extensively about international health care financing and delivery schemes. 

After graduating from law school, Margaux conducted health, governance, and human rights research in South Africa as a Fulbright Fellow and in East Africa as a Harvard University Frederick Sheldon Fellow.  She then worked in private practice at WilmerHale LLP, where her practice focused on litigation and government and internal investigations.  Most recently, Margaux spent more than two years working with the Justice Reform Group of the World Bank's Legal Vice Presidency in Sierra Leone, where she collaborated closely with the government and explored the role of law in advancing health care in resource-constrained contexts.  

Area of Legal Expertise

  • Health Law
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Human Rights
  • Property Law
  • Law and Development
  • Environmental Law
  • Women's Rights

A Fiduciary Theory of Health Entitlements, 35 Cardozo L. Rev. (forthcoming 2014) 

Advancing Climate Justice and the Right to Health through Procedural Rights, Health and Human Rts.: An Int'l J. (Harvard School of Public Health; peer reviewed; forthcoming June 2014)

From HIPPOs to 'Best Fit' in Justice Reform: Experimentalism in Sierra Leone, in The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and the Way Forward, Harvard Univ. Press 2014 (forthcoming 2014) (with N. Menzies and M. Woolcock) 

Climate Change Adaptation and Human Rights: An Equitable View, Climate Change: Legal Responses and Global Responsibility, Eds. OC Ruppel et al. (peer reviewed)

Adaptation Apartheid: Climate Change Adaptation and Human Rights Law, 37 Yale J. Int'l L. 309 (2012) (with co-author)

Human Rights and Remedial Equilibration, 36 Brook. J. Int'l L. 453 (2011) (with co-author)

Using International Law to Promote Millennium Health Targets: A Role for the CEDAW Optional Protocol in Reducing Maternal Mortality, 28 Wis. Int'l L.J. 74 (2010)

Answering the Millennium Call for Maternal Health: The Need to Eliminate User Fees, 12 Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J. 62 (2009) (with co-authors)