Prof. Goodwin named Hastings Center Fellow


Professor Michele Goodwin

The Hastings Center named UCI Law Chancellor’s Professor of Law Michele Bratcher Goodwin a Hastings Center Fellow.

Hastings Center Fellows are a group of individuals of outstanding accomplishment whose work has informed scholarship and/or public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, life sciences research, and the environment.

"I'm grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love: research and write about very challenging social questions and conditions at the intersections of law, ethics, medicine, and economics," Goodwin said. "I'm delighted that the fruits of this loved labor have been recognized and honored by the Hastings Center."

One of the nation’s leading experts on health law, regulation, and policy, Goodwin is the founding director of UCI Law’s Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy (CBGHP). The CBGPH serves as a reference point for research, policy development and advocacy concerning science, biotechnology, bioethics and healthcare in the United State and abroad.

Goodwin’s writing has been featured in Politico, Forbes, The Washington Post, The New York Times, NPR and, among other media, and her scholarship is published or forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, Harvard Law Review, Cornell Law Review, NYU Law Review, California Law Review, and others. Goodwin’s publications include five books and more than 80 articles, essays and book chapters, along with numerous commentaries.

Goodwin also serves on the executive committee and national board of the American Civil Liberties Union and is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

The Hastings Center addresses fundamental ethical and social issues in healthcare, science, and technology.

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