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Michele B. Goodwin

Everett Fraser Professor of Law

Michele B. Goodwin

412 Mondale Hall
229–19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-626-9305

mgoodwin@umn.edu

University of Wisconsin, B.A.
Boston College Law School, J.D.
University of Wisconsin, LL.M.

Michele Goodwinis the Everett Fraser Professor in Law at the University of Minnesota. She holds joint appointments at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Professor Goodwin served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley. She is a Scholar at Columbia University Law School’s Center for Gender & Sexuality Law. Prior to law teaching, Professor Goodwin was a Gilder-Lehrman Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University.

Professor Goodwin is the founder of the Institute for Global Child Advocacy and the Executive Director of the U.S. Chapter of the Defense of Children International. She is the past chair of the AALS Committee to Review Scholarly Papers for the AALS Annual Meeting (2011-2013) and past chair of the AALS Biolaw Section (2012-13). Professor Goodwin is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Law and Social Inquiry. In addition, she is a founding peer reviewer for the Harvard/Stanford/Duke Journal of Law and the Biosciences, and a reviewer for Cambridge University Press, New York University Press, the Journal of Population Economics, Law and Society Review, Law and Politics Review, and the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. Goodwin is also a blogger for the Harvard Bill of Health.

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Goodwin's research concerns the role of law in the promotion and regulation of medicine, science, and biotechnology. She researches and teaches in the areas of torts, constitutional law, property, biotechnology, bioethics, and cultural politics. Her scholarship defines new ways of thinking about supply, demand, and access to sophisticated medical technologies, including organ transplantation and assisted reproductive technology. Reviews of her work appear in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Publisher's Weekly, Law and Politics Book Review, Book News, and the Library Journal, amongst other periodicals. Her editorials and commentaries appear in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Gene Watch, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, and Forbes Magazine. She is a columnist for the Conversation Section of the Chronicle of Higher Education Magazine.

Professor Goodwin is the author/editor of several books, including Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Human Body Parts (Cambridge University Press, 2006); Baby Markets (Cambridge University Press, 2009); The Black Body: Reading, (Re)Writing, and (Re) Imagining (University of South Africa Press, Jackson, Demissie, and Goodwin, eds. 2009); Regulating Contestable Commodities in the Global Body Market: Altruism's Limits (Cambridge University Press 2013); and Policing The Womb (Cambridge University Press 2014).

Professor Goodwin is the recipient of numerous awards recognizing her contributions to the legal academy, including the Faculty Achievement Award, the Outstanding Scholarship Award, The Black Pearl Award, The Urban League Women's History Month Honor, and the Chicago History Museum's Pioneering Women Award, among others. Governor Paul Patton commissioned her a Colonel in 2001.

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PUBLICATIONS

Books

Biotechnology, Bioethics & the Law: Regulations & Statutes (LexisNexis, forthcoming 2014)

Biotechnology, Bioethics & the Law (LexisNexis, forthcoming 2013) (casebook)

Policing The Womb:The New Cultural Politics of Reproduction (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2014)

The Global Body Market: Altruism's Limits (Cambridge University Press, 2013) (editor)

Baby Markets: Money and the New Politics of Creating Families (Cambridge University Press, 2010) (editor)

Imagining, Writing, (Re)Reading the Black Body (University of South Africa Press, 2009) (co-editor with Sandra Jackson & Fassil Demissie)

Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts (Cambridge University Press, 2006) (reviewed by New Engl. J. of Med., Nature, Publishers Weekly, Law & Pol. Book Rev., Sci Tech. Book News, Library J., J. of Politics, Transfusion, Donna Shalala, Richard Epstein, Jesse Jackson, and Lori Andrews) (translated into Portuguese, 2008)

Book Chapters

Introduction, in The Global Body Market: Altruism's Limits (Michele Goodwin, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Compelled Body Part Donations from Children, in The Global Body Market: Altruism's Limits (Michele Goodwin, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Liberalizing Tort Law, in The Global Body Market: Altruism's Limits (Michele Goodwin, ed., Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Health Law: Cognitive Bias in Medical Decision-Making, in Implicit Racial Bias Across the Law (Justin D. Levinson & Roger J. Smith, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2012) (with Naomi Duke)

Newman v. Sathyavaglswaran: Unbundling Property in the Dead, in Health Law and Biothics: Cases in Context (Sandra H. Johnson, Joan H. Krause, Richard S. Saver & Robin Fretwell Wilson, eds., Aspen Publishers, 2009)

Rethinking Federal Organ Transplantation Policy: Incentives Best Implemented by State Governments, in When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Kidney Donors (Sally Satal, ed., AEI Press, 2009)

The Black Body as Medical Commerce, in Imagining, Writing, (Re)Reading the Black Body (Sandra Jackson, Fassil Demissie & Michele Goodwin, eds., University of South Africa Press, 2009)

Some Rap and Hip-hop Music Promotes Sexual Violence, in Sexual Violence (Louise I. Gerdes, ed., Greenhaven Press, 2008)

Bioethical Entanglements of Race, Religion, and AIDS, in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion (David Guinn, ed., Oxford University Press, 2006)

Tissue Banking: Disclosure, Informed Consent, and the Rule of Law, in Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics: The Callista Wicklander Lectures, DePaul University, 1991-2005 (Keith W. Krasemann & Patricia Hogue Werhane, eds., University Press of America, 2006)

Assisted Reproductive Technology and Other Reproductive Health Issues, in Illinois Jurisprudence (vol. 27, Health Care Law, LexisNexis, 2005)

Organ Donation, in Illinois Jurisprudence (vol. 27, Health Care Law, LexisNexis, 2005)

Gender, Race, and Mental Illness: The Case of Wanda Jean Allen, in Critical Race Feminism: A Reader (Adrien Katherine Wing, ed., New York University Press, 2d ed., 2003)

Journal Articles

The Death of Affirmative Action?, 2013 Wisconsin Law Review 715 (2013) (tribute to James E. Jones, Jr.)

Law's Limits: Regulating Statutory Rape Law, 2013 Wisconsin Law Review 481 (2013)

Parent Civil Unions: Rethinking the Nature of Family, 2013 University of Illinois Law Review 1337 (2013) (with Naomi Duke)

Reproducing Hierarchy in Commercial Intimacy, 88 Indiana Law Journal 1289 (2013)

When Institutions Fail: The Case of Underage Marriage in India, 62 DePaul Law Review 357 (2013)

Capacity and Autonomy: A Thought Experiment on Minors' Access to Assisted Reproductive Technology, 34 Harvard Journal of Law & Gender 503 (2011) (with Naomi Duke)

Precarious Moorings: Tying Fetal Drug Law Policy to Social Profiling, 42 Rutgers Law Journal 659 (2011)

Reproductive Carrots and Sticks, 9 Scholar & Feminist Online (Barnard College) (Fall 2010/Spring 2011) (lead article with commentaries from other scholars)

A View from The Cradle: Tort Law and the Private Regulation of Assisted Reproduction, 59 Emory Law Journal 1039 (2010)

Bio Law: A Few Thoughts about Altruism and Markets, 18 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy 208 (2009)

Confronting the Limits of Altruism: A Response to Jake Linford, 2 St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy 327 (2009) (solicited response to former student)

Empires of The Flesh: Tissue and Organ Taboos, 60 Alabama Law Review 1219 (2009)

Expressive Minimalism and Fuzzy Signals: The Judiciary and the Role of Law, 84 Chicago Kent Law Review 19 (2009) (invited symposium, Lori Andrews, Michael Creighton, et al.)

Patient Negligence, 72:4 Law and Contemporary Problems 223 (Fall 2009) (invited paper; symposium with Erwin Chemerinsky, Trina Jones, Gary Orfield, Angela Harris, et al.) (with L. Song Richardson)

Relational Markets in Intimate Goods, 44 Tulsa Law Review 803 (2009) (Scholarship Symposium honoring Professor Richard A. Epstein) (invited by Richard Epstein)

Rethinking Colorblind State Action: A Thought Experiment on Racial Preferences, 72:4 Law and Contemporary Problems 251 (Fall 2009) (with Nevin Gewertz)

Prosecuting the Womb, 76 George Washington Law Review 1657 (2008), reprinted in Women and the Law (University Casebook series, Foundation Press, 4th ed., 2008)

My Sister's Keeper?: Law, Children, and Compelled Donation, 29 Western New England Law Review 357 (2007) (invited symposium)

Private Ordering and Intimate Spaces: Why the Ability to Negotiate Is Non-Negotiable, 105 Michigan Law Review 1367 (2007) (reviewing Mark J. Cherry, Kidney For Sale By Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation, and the Market (Georgetown University Press, 2005)

The Body Market: Race Politics & Private Ordering, 49 Arizona Law Review 599 (2007)

Formalism and the Legal Status of Body Parts, 2006 University of Chicago Legal Forum 317 (2006)

Has the Emphasis on Autonomy Gone Too Far: Insights from Dostoevsky on Parental Decision Making in the NICU, 15 Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 147-151 (2006) (with John Paris, Neil Graham & Michael D. Schrieber)

The Free-Market Approach to Adoption: The Value of a Baby, 26 Boston College Third World Law Journal 61 (2006)

Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Double Bind: The Illusory Choice of Motherhood, 9 Journal of Gender, Race & Justice 1 (2005) (lead article)

Altruism's Limits: Law, Capacity, and Organ Commodification, 56 Rutgers Law Review 305 (2004) (lead article), excerpts reprinted in Janet L. Dolgin & Lois L. Shepherd, Bioethics and the Law (Aspen, 2005)

Locating Women in Law and Psychiatry, 26 International Journal of Law & Psychiatry 447 (2003) (guest editor of special issue on women) (lead editorial)

The Economy of Citizenship, 76 Temple Law Review 129 (2003) (lead article)

Sex, Theory, & Practice: Reconciling Davis v. Monroe & the Harms Caused by Children, 51 DePaul Law Review 805 (2002) (cited by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Gabrielle M. v. Park Forest-Chicago Heights, 315 F.3d 817 (2003))

Deconstructing Legislative Consent Law: Organ Taking, Racial Profiling & Distributive Justice, 6 Virginia Journal of Law & Technology 2 (2001), reprinted in 5 DePaul Journal of Health Care Law 257 (2002)

The Black Woman in the Attic: Law, Metaphor and Madness in Jane Eyre, 30 Rutgers Law Journal 597 (1999) (lead article)

Book Reviews

Book Review, 8 American Journal of Biothics 52 (Nov. 2008) (reviewing African American Bioethics: Culture, Race, and Identity (Lawrence Prograis, Jr. & Edmund Pellegrino, eds., Georgetown University Press, 2007)) (invited book review)

Over Our Dead Bodies, 198 New Scientist 50 (May 10, 2008) (reviewing Donna Dickenson, Body Shopping: The Economy Fuelled by Flesh and Blood (Oneworld Publications, 2008))

Book Review, 14 Law and Politics Book Review 1 (Jan. 2004) (reviewing Susan M. Behuniak & Arthur G. Svenson, Physician-Assisted Suicide: The Anatomy of a Constitutional Law Issue (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003))

Book Review, 12 Law and Politics Book Review (Feb. 2002) (reviewing Jerry Menikoff, Law and Bioethics: An Introduction (Georgetown University Press, 2001))

Edited Symposia & Journals

Disentangling Fact from Fiction: The Realities of Unequal Health Treatment, 9 DePaul Journal of Health Care Law (2006) (symposium issue) (Convened symposium,recruited scholars, advised editors, and consulted with writers; Authors include Timothy Jost, Camille Nelson, Kevin Outerson, Lisa Ikemoto, Ruqaiijah Yearby, Michael Malinowski, Dayna Matthew and Nanette Elster)

Precious Commodities: The Supply & Demand of Body Parts, 55:3 DePaul Law Review 793-1066 (Spring 2006) (symposium issue) (Convened symposium, recruited scholars, coordinated panels, and advised/supervised journal editorial staff; Authors included Michelle Oberman, David Kaserman, Raymond Pollock, Lloyd Cohen, Robert Katz, and Thomas Peterson)

Maternal Fetal Conflict: Pregnancy, Domestic Violence & the Law, 8:2 DePaul Journal of Health Care Law 365-518 (2005) (special issue with the American Medical Association) (Recruited writers, initiated collaboration with the AMA, and advised/supervised journal editorial staff; Authors include Lynn Paltrow, Dr. Linda Saltzman, and Health Law Scholars: Katy Sikich, and Kimberly Horn)

Race as Proxy in Law and Society: Emerging Issues in Race and the Law, 53:3 DePaul Law Review 929-1246 (Spring 2004) (symposium issue) (Recruited scholars, wrote grants, and collaborated/advised student editors; Contributing authors included Blake Morant, Alfred Brophy, Anthony Farley, Penelope Andrews, Deseerie Kennedy, and Rene Bowser)

Locating Women in Law and Psychiatry, 26 International Journal of Law & Psychiatry 447-582 (2003) (Guest editor and organizer of first ever special edition on women) (Contributing authors include Cynthia Grant Bowman, Michelle Oberman, Fiona Raitt, and Patricia Peppin)

Entries in Reference Works

Citizenship and Race, in Encyclopedia of Race and Racism (John H. Moore, editor-in-chief, Macmillan Reference USA/Thomson Gale, 2008)

Editorials, Commentary & Letters

Law Professors See the Damage Done by "No Child Left Behind," Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 12, 2013

'Legitimate Rape'--a Dangerous Fallacy, Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 21, 2012

It Takes A Cooperative to Raise a Child, Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 3, 2012

Hope Emerging From Despair: HIV/AIDS in South Africa, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 30, 2012

2 Lessons From the Penn State Scandal, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 20, 2012

A Victory for John Roberts, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 28, 2012

Rethinking the Bush Legacy, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 28, 2012

Hating the Obamas, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 6, 2012

Stalking Patients at Hospitals, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2012

Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown, and Race Card Politics, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 3, 2012

Why Can't We All Just Get Along?, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 1, 2012

Stand Your Own Ground--Through a Racial Kaleidoscope, Chronicle of Higher Education, Apr. 21, 2012

"I Didn't Know She Was A Prostitute!", Chronicle of Higher Education, Apr. 20, 2012

Police and Prosecutorial Discretion, Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 29, 2012

Walking While Black, Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 23, 2012

The Death of Affirmative Action, Part 2: Education as a Finite Resource, Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 21, 2012

The Death of Affirmative Action, Part 1, Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 15, 2012

The Boycott of Rush Limbaugh, Chronicle of Higher Education, Mar. 6, 2012

Goodbye, Anthony Shadid..., Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 17, 2012

The Male Chromosome, Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 3, 2012

Defining Sexual Harassment, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 30, 2012

Joe Paterno Has Died, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 22, 2012

Transplant Rules Are Out of Touch With Reality, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 22, 2012

Too Disabled for an Organ Transplant?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 20, 2012

Rereading Jane Eyre, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 17, 2012

Can a Woman Become President of the United States?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 4, 2012

Prediction for 2012: Continued U.S. Decline in Education, Chronicle of Higher Education, Jan. 2, 2012

What's a Baby Worth?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 28, 2011

Stomping on Women in the Streets ... Signs of a New Democracy?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 22, 2011

When the Elves Are Women--and the Boys Play Santa Claus, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 16, 2011

Law Schools' Failure To Prepare Students... It's Complicated, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 13, 2011

Jerry Sandusky Arrested Again As A Weak Defense Strategy Emerges, Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 8, 2011

Another University Coach Is Fired On Sex-Abuse Charges, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 28, 2011

Immolation, Stoning, Imprisonment, or Marrying Your Rapist, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 27, 2011

Jerry Sandusky Regrets Showering With Boys... Really?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 17, 2011

Sex Abuse Allegation at the Citadel, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 15, 2011

Why Riot?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 11, 2011

Paterno and Spanier Out, But Tragedy Remains at Penn State, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 10, 2011

Joe Paterno May Soon Be Gone, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 8, 2011

What Are Penn State's Priorities?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 6, 2011

Where Are You From?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 5, 2011

The 'F' Word, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 1, 2011

A New Week in Libya, but a Bumpy Road Ahead, Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 25, 2011

Shame on The NY Times and Maybe Your Newspaper Too..., Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 12, 2011

Beating Women Drivers in Saudi Arabia: When the Culture Excuse Fails, Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 30, 2011

Maybe It's Easier For Law Profs to Become Senators Than Judges?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 15, 2011

A Tale of Two Birth Wards, Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 7, 2011

Paying for Fraud, Abuse, and Extortion as the Cost of War, Chronicle of Higher Education, Sept. 6, 2011

Gaddafi Falls, but Will Poor Governance Persist?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 25, 2011

Is Health-Care Reform Dead?, Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 15, 2011

Can't Blame Colonialism for Current Rapes in Congo, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 26, 2011

Who's Your Daddy, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 22, 2011

First Amendment Fundamentalism, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2, 2011

'Little Janie Q' Meets the Roberts Court, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 22, 2011

Did He Really Sell a Kidney for an iPad?, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 6, 2011

Rape, Sexual Exploitation, and War, Chronicle of Higher Education, June 3, 2011

Until Deportation Do They Part..., Chronicle of Higher Education, May 28, 2011

The New Reproductive Frontier, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 23, 2011

A Return To Judging: Genetics and Biotechnologies in the Courts, 23 GeneWatch 28 (Oct.-Dec. 2010)

A National Conversation about Race and Class, but the Women Are Uninvited, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug. 1, 2009

Reflections on Race: Four Writers Share Their Views, Christian Science Monitor, July 30, 2009 (with Sara Libby, Daisy Hernandez & Lawrence Harrison)

The Organ Donor Taboo, Forbes Magazine, Oct. 15, 2007, at 32

Mr. Cosby Meet Rosa Parks, Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2006, at A12

Take The Debate Over Degrading Rap Videos Off Mute, Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 11, 2006, at 9

Make Trade In Body Parts Safer, The New Zealand Herald, July 5, 2006

Horror of Stolen Body Parts for Implants Is World Wide, Canberra Times, June 29, 2006

Organ Donors, For Love and Money, New York Times, May 19, 2006

Gates, Race, and Driving While Black, Christian Science Monitor, July 24, 2005

The World Lott Spoke Of, Chicago Sun-Times, Dec. 25, 2004

Commerce in Cadavers is an Open Secret, LA Times, Mar. 11, 2004, at B15, reprinted in Houston Chronicle and Wisconsin Sentinel

Race & Urban Health: Confronting a New Frontier, 5 DePaul Journal of Health Care Law 181 (2002) (commentary)

Testimony

Medical Records & Privacy, presented to Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (read into the record on Privacy and Health Information Technology), Mar. 23, 2005

COURSES

Biotechnology Law
Constitutional Torts
Genetic Property and the Law
Health Law Policy
Health Law Regulations
Law and Education
Legal Ethics
Mental Health Law
Torts