April L Cherry

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Office: LB 236

p. 216-687-2320




B.A., Vassar University
J.D., Yale Law School


Professor Cherry earned her undergraduate degree in 1986 in history for Vassar College, where she graduated with both general and departmental honors. She earned her law degree from the Yale Law School, graduating in 1990. At Yale Prof. Cherry was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. Before joining the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1999, Professor Cherry was an Assistant Professor at Florida State University College of Law from 1992-1999, and a judicial clerk for Judge Judith Rogers on the D.C. Court of Appeals. Although she teaches in a variety of areas, her research is focused on women, reproductive rights, and ethics. She has published extensively on issues concerning the regulation of pregnancy and pregnant women; and the law and ethics of newer reproductive technologies. Her work can be found in various academic journals including in the Journal of Law and Health, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law and Social Change, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, the Tennessee Law Rev, the Oregon Law Review, the Texas Journal of Women and the Law, and the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal.


Teaching: Property, Estates and Trusts, Family Law, Women and the Law, Reproductive Rights and Ethics (Health Law Seminar)

Research Areas:

Bioethics, family law, reproductive rights and ethics



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