Professor Lewis Delivers Lecture on Physician-Assisted Suicide in Glasgow, Scotland

Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law Browne Lewis gave a public lecture on physician-assisted suicide at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, Scotland. Professor Lewis’ presentation focused on the evolution of the “right to die” movement in the United States. Currently, physician-assisted suicide is legal in California, Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. Twenty-five assisted suicide bills were defeated in 2015 and fifteen have already been introduced in 2016. Professor Lewis highlighted the shortcomings of American physician-assisted suicide laws and suggested ways to amend those laws in order to protect vulnerable patients. Professor Lewis’ lecture was sponsored by Friends At The End (FATE), a nonprofit organization that focuses on end- of-life issues.