Professor Maher joined the OCU LAW faculty in 2009. Maher’s areas of expertise
include civil procedure, pension and health law, and appellate advocacy. Prior to joining
OCU, Professor Maher prevailed before the U.S. Supreme Court in what the New York Times
described as “one of the most important rulings in years on the meaning of federal
pension law known as ERISA” in LaRue v DeWolff, Boberg & Associates. Maher received
his B.A. in economics and philosophy from Stanford University, where he was elected to
Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he garnered the Boykin
C. Wright Memorial Prize for Appellate Advocacy and won Best Brief in the Harvard Ames
Moot Court Competition Finals. 

Professor Maher teaches Civil Procedure and Evidence. 



Health Insurance and Federalism in Fact, 28 ABA Journal of Labor & Employment 73 (2012)


Some Thoughts on Health Care Exchanges: Choices, Defaults, and the Unconnected, 44 Conn. L. Rev. 1099-1116 (2012)

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Systems Adjustments, 51 Washburn L. Rev. 619-30 (2012)


The Benefits of Opt-In Federalism, 52 Boston College L. Rev. 1733-93 (2011)

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ERISA & Uncertainty (with Peter Stris), 88 Washington Univ. L. Rev. 433-74 (2010)