Michele Goodwin Elected to the Board of Trustees of the Hastings Center and Chair Elect of the Fellow’s Council


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The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, Michele Goodwin, is the new Chair-elect of The Hastings Center Fellow’s Council. She will be serving for the next two years as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees.

Professor Goodwin was named a Hastings Center Fellow in 2019. 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.

One of the nation’s leading experts on health law, regulation, and policy, Prof. 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. Her scholarship focuses on bioethics, constitutional law, family law, human rights, medical law, reproductive rights, and torts.

Goodwin’s writing has been featured in PoliticoForbesThe Washington PostThe New York TimesNPR and Salon.com, among other media, and her scholarship is published or forthcoming in the Yale Law JournalHarvard Law ReviewCornell Law ReviewNYU Law ReviewCalifornia Law Review, and others. Goodwin’s publications include five books and more than 80 articles, essays and book chapters, along with numerous commentaries.

Prof. 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.