Roundtable Schedule

The University of Texas School of Law
May 8-9, 2017

Monday, May 8

Getting Pregnant

  • Jody L. Madeira, "Terminating the Paper Trail: Evaluating the Efficacy of a Multimedia Informed Consent Application in Reproductive Medicine"
    Commentator: Naomi R. Cahn
  • John A. Robertson, "The Convergence of the Twain: Rethinking the 14 Day Rule for Embryo Research and Viability as a Limit to Abortion"
    Commentator: I. Glenn Cohen
  • Sonia M. Suter, "The Tyranny of Choice"
    Commentator: John A. Robertson

Abortion, Pregnancy, and Embryo Research Issues

  • Radhika Rao, "Abortion"
    Commentator: Rachel Rebouché
  • Michele Goodwin, "Abortion: A Woman's Private Choice"
    Commentator: Lynn E. Blais
  • Laurence B. McCullough, "Reasoning from the Impermissible Use of Court Orders to Defeat Beneficence-Based Ethical Obligations of Pregnant Women to the Fetal Patient is Both Invalid and Unsound"
    Commentator: John A. Robertson

Special Short Feature

Tuesday, May 9

Disclosure, Adoption, and Surrogacy

  • Naomi R. Cahn, "Connecting with Identity Rights"
    Commentator: I. Glenn Cohen
  • Rachel Rebouché, "Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing and Surrogacy Contracts"
    Commentator: Jody L. Madeira
  • Pamela Laufer-Ukeles, "Reconsidering the Interplay of Money and Adoption: Open 'Kinship' Adoption as a New Paradigm"
    Commentator: Michele Goodwin
  • Debra Wilson, "Enforcing Criminal Prohibitions on Surrogacy Arrangements"
    Commentator: Sonia M. Suter

Other Surrogacy issues

  • April Hovav, "The Paradox of Altruism: How Tensions between Love and Money are Resolved in the Mexican Surrogacy Market"
    Commentator: Radhika Rao
  • Amy Speier, "Information Sources for International Surrogacy: Legal and Bodily Intimacies of Global Reproductive Travel"
    Commentator: April Hovav
  • Sally Whelan and Ayesha Chatterjee, "Surrogacy360"
    Commentator: Michele Goodwin
  • Courtney Cahill, "Perfecting Procreation"
    Commentator: Michele Goodwin

Directions to University of Texas Law

From the AT&T Center Hotel

If you take a cab from the AT&T Hotel to the Law School, Trinity St. is the one-way back entrance to the Law School. Upon leaving the hotel, make a U-turn and travel north to 21st St. Turn right on 21st St., then follow the road to the Darrell K RoyalTexas Memorial Stadium on San Jacinto Blvd. Turn left on San Jacinto Blvd. Turn right on 23rd St. (the end of the stadium), then immediately turn left on Trinity St (past the small guardhouse). Follow Trinity St. Up the hill, past the Texas Memorial Museum, then past the parking garage and lot on the left-hand side. The Law School complex is on Trinity St., just past the parking lot. Enter the complex between the newer white building to the left and the older building to the right. Signs will be posted to guide you to the Sheffield Room. You will enter the Law School at what appears to be ground level, but is actually the 2nd floor (on which the Sheffield room is located). Upon entering the building’s Susman Godfrey Atrium, you should see a map to the Sheffield Room there in the Atrium (on a concrete pillar to your right). If you do not see the map, head straight ahead thru the Atrium and pass the Communication Center desk (on your right). Then turn right and proceed all the way to the end of the hallway (pass the Tom Clark Lounge on your left). The Sheffield Room will be the last room on your left, before you enter the Outdoor Breezeway.
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From Dean Keeton St.

Dean Keeton St. is at the front entrance to the Law School. Go up the stairs that are visible from the street, as they lead directly to the 2nd floor Susman Godfrey Atrium (on which the Sheffield room is located). Upon entering the building, go left, and proceed all the way to the end of the hallway. The Sheffield Room will be the last room on your left, before you enter the Outdoor Breezeway.
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Participants

  • Lynn E. Blais

    Leroy G. Denman, Jr. Regents Professor in Real Property Law
    Director, Supreme Court Clinic
    The University of Texas School of Law
    Commentator

  • Courtney Cahill

    Donald Hinkle Professor of Law
    Florida State University College of Law
    Perfecting Procreation
  • Naomi R. Cahn

    Harold H. Greene Professor of Law
    The George Washington University Law School
    Connecting with Identity Rights
  • Ayesha Chatterjee

    Program Manager
    Our Bodies Ourselves Global Initiative
    Surrogacy360, Co-presented with Sally Whelan
  • I. Glenn Cohen

    Faculty Director
    The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics
    Harvard Law School
    Commentator
  • Michele Bratcher Goodwin

    Chancellor's Professor of Law
    Director, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy
    University of California, Irvine School of Law
    Abortion: A Woman's Private Choice
  • April Hovav

    Graduate Student of Sociology
    University of Southern California
    Intimacy and Commercialization in Mexican Surrogacy
  • Pamela Laufer-Ukeles

    Professor of Law
    University of Dayton School of Law
    Reconsidering the Interplay of Money and Adoption: Open 'Kinship' Adoption as a New Paradigm
  • Jody L. Madeira

    Professor of Law
    Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow
    Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    Perfecting the Paper Trail: Evaluating the Efficacy of a Multimedia Informed Consent Application in Reproductive Medicine

  • Laurence B. McCullough

    Dalton Tomlin Chair, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Reasoning from the Impermissible Use of Court Orders to Defeat Beneficence-Based Ethical Obligations of Pregnant Women to the Fetal Patient is Both Invalid and Unsound

  • Radhika Rao

    Professor of Law
    University of California, Hastings College of the Law
    Comparative Abortion Law
  • Rachel Rebouché

    Associate Professor of Law
    Temple University Beasley School of Law
    Prenatal Diagnosis and Surrogacy Contracts
  • John A. Robertson

    Vinson & Elkins Chair
    The University of Texas School of Law
    The Convergence of the Twain: Rethinking the 14 Day Rule for Embryo Research and Viability as a Limit to Abortion

  • Amy Speier

    Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
    University of Texas at Arlington
    Information Sources for International Surrogacy: Legal and Bodily Intimacies of Global Reproductive Travel
  • Sonia M. Suter

    Professor of Law
    The George Washington University Law School
    The Tyranny of Choice
  • Regina Tamés

    Executive Director
    Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida (GIRE, Information Group on Reproductive Choice)
    Documentary Film on Tabasco Surrogacy
  • Sally Whelan

    Co-Founder and Program Director
    Our Bodies Ourselves Global Initiative
    Surrogacy360, Co-presented with Ayesha Chatterjee
  • Debra Wilson

    Associate Professor of Law
    Director for the LLM Program
    University of Canterbury School of Law
    Enforcing Criminal Prohibitions on Surrogacy Arrangements