11/02/07 08:30 AM - 06:30 PM
October 25, 2007
CONTACT: Claire Duggan: (202) 994-0616; email@example.com
Adela de la Torre: (202) 994-6424; firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW PRESENTS "CONFLICTING INTERESTS IN REPRODUCTIVE AUTONOMY
AND THEIR IMPACT ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES"
NOV. 2, 2007
This one-day symposium focuses on the legal and moral issues arising out of the regulation of new reproductive technologies. The George Washington Law Review will publish the papers presented at the symposium in a special issue to be released this summer.
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The George Washington University Law School
Jacob Burns Moot Court Room, Lerner Hall
2000 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)
The symposium and reception are free and open to the public, but registration online at www.law.gwu.edu/LawReview is required. Media are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Claire Duggan at (202) 994-0616 or email@example.com.
- Jack M. Balkin, Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment, Yale Law School
- Susannah Baruch, director, reproductive genetics, Genetics and Public Policy Center at The Johns Hopkins University
- Donald Braman, associate professor of law, The George Washington University Law School
- Paul Butler, Carville Dickson Benson Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
- June Carbone, Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law Professor, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
- Thomas Colby, associate professor of law, The George Washington University Law School
- Alan Hersh DeCherney, M.D., branch chief of the reproductive biology and medicine branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health
- Rebecca Dresser, Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law and professor of ethics in medicine, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
- Marsha Garrison, professor of law, Brooklyn Law School
- John Gastil, associate professor of law, University of Washington
- Michele Goodwin, Everett Fraser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School
- Radhika Rao, professor of law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
- John A. Robertson, Vinson and Elkins Chair, University of Texas School of Law
- Catherine J. Ross, professor of law, The George Washington University Law School
- Sonia Suter, associate professor of law, The George Washington University Law School
- Robert W. Tuttle, David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law and Religion, The George Washington University Law School
The proliferation of technologies like in vitro fertilization, stem cell research, and genetic enhancement tests the boundaries between the societal benefits of and autonomy interests in accessing these technologies and the state's right to regulate and even prohibit them. These boundaries are unclear, especially in light of the Supreme Court's increasing deference to the state's interest in protecting potential life as clarified in the recent decision of Gonzales v. Carhart. Leading legal scholars in reproductive rights and constitutional law, sociological researchers, and representatives of the medical community, think-tanks, and the President's Council on Bioethics will discuss these issues.
The George Washington Law Review is a student-published scholarly journal that examines legal issues of national significance. The Law Review publishes six issues a year, and devotes a double issue to the annual Law Review symposium. Established in 1865, The George Washington University Law School is the oldest law school in the District of Columbia. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, the Law School enrolls approximately 1,800 students each year.
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