Mary Anne Franks
Associate Professor of Law
J.D. 2007 Harvard Law School
D.Phil 2004 Oxford University
M.Phil 2001 Oxford University
B.A. 1999 Loyola University
Before joining the Miami Law faculty, where she teaches family law, criminal law, and criminal procedure, Mary Anne Franks was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2007. She received her doctorate in 2004 and her master's degree in 2001 from Oxford University, where she studied on a Rhodes Scholarship. Before she began law teaching, Prof. Franks taught courses in social theory and philosophy at Harvard University.
Prof. Franks' other research and teaching interests include cyberlaw, discrimination, free speech, and law and gender. In 2013, she was a Visiting Professor at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. Her academic scholarship has appeared in the California Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and Columbia Journal of Law & Gender, among others. Prof. Franks also serves as the Vice-President of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about cyber harassment and advocates for legal and social reform.
06-10-13 and 06-11-13
Professor Mary Anne Franks has continuing commentary on Trayvon Martin case on "Looking out for 'stealth jurors'" and "How social media impacts jury selection" and "George Zimmerman trial begins Monday" on ABC 10 News.
Professor Mary Anne Franks was interviewed for "Florida may pass legislation making revenge porn illegal" on Southern California Public Radio; she was also quoted in "Legislators intend to outlaw 'revenge porn'" in The Tampa Tribune.
Professor Mary Ann Franks participates on a panel discussion on revenge porn on HUFFPOST LIVE; she is also quoted on the subject in "The Fight to Criminalize 'Revenge Porn'" in The daily Dose.
Professor Mary Anne Franks in "2 Investigators: Website Demands $250 To Remove 'Revenge Porn'" on CBS Chicago.