Professor Lewis Presents and Chairs Panel at Law and Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans

Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law Browne Lewis participated in the Law and Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Professor Lewis served as the Chair of a panel on the regulation of biotechnology. That panel’s participants included scholars from Brazil and the United Kingdom. Professor Lewis also contributed to a bioethics panel. Professor Lewis’ presentation was on physician-assisted suicide and vulnerable patients. In her presentation Professor Lewis recommended amendments to the current physician-assisted suicide statutes that would protect the interests of patients who are vulnerable because of factors other than their terminal illnesses. Those factors include race, age, socio-economic status, and disability.

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