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John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence

Ryan Bioethicist in Residence

The John and Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence was established in 2006 to fund an annual residence and lecture by a law and/or medicine ethics scholar at the School of Law and School of Medicine at Southern Illinois University.

Each year, a leading bioethics scholar will present a public lecture on his or her scholarship, as it relates to law and medicine, at the law school in Carbondale and will present to students and faculty at the medical school in Springfield.  The bioethics scholar will also provide a presentation to the joint bioethics committees at Southern Illinois Healthcare.

2023 Ryan Bioethicist

Rao_Radhika_Ryan-Bioethicist.jpgRadhika Rao

Law Professor
UC Hastings College of the Law


Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Reception 5 p.m.  | Lecture 5:30 p.m.

One hour of FREE CLE credit will be available for this lecture.

This lecture will be available to watch via ZOOM here

Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: Roe, Dobbs, and the Future of Abortion

About Radhika Rao

Radhika Rao is Professor of Law and Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair at UC College of the Law San Francisco. She earned her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and was Supreme Court Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She then clerked for Justices Harry Blackmun and Thurgood Marshall at the Supreme Court.

She has been a visiting professor at Brooklyn Law School and the University of Michigan Law School, and a Fulbright Distinguished Professor at the University of Trento in Italy. Her publications include Property, Privacy, and the Human Body; Equal Liberty: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Reproductive Equality; Informed Consent, Body Property, and Self-Sovereignty; and Selective Reduction:“A Soft Cover for Hard Choices” or Another Name for Abortion.

She also wrote the entry on abortion for the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law. She has served as a member of the California Advisory Committee on Human Cloning, and currently serves on the California Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee.

Previous Ryan Bioethicist speakers