Jenny Ma

  • Lecturer in Law

Jenny is an experienced litigator and Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights.  She has led cases against restrictions on reproductive rights in state and federal courts, including the first ever proactive trial in federal court involving multiple restrictions that led to expanding abortion access in a state. She has also litigated cases in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mississippi, including in a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Ma has served as a law clerk to the Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Robert W. Sweet of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. She also worked at the law firms Jones Day and Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, where she helped author an amicus brief in Obergefell v. Hodges

Ma is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar, a Ms. JD Fellow, and received the Louis Henkin Outstanding Note Award. She also holds an M.A. from Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University.