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Prof. Goodwin Elected to Law and Society's Board of Trustees

NOVEMBER 15, 2012—Professor Michele Goodwin was recently elected to a three-year term on the Board of Trustees for the Law and Society Association (LSA). She currently chairs the LSA's Biotechnology, Bioethics and the Law Collaborative Research Network and has served on its Student Award Committee (2004), Diversity Committee (2005-07), and as a senior faculty member for its 2006 Summer Institute in South Africa. She is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the American Bar Foundation's Law & Social Inquiry.

Goodwin's research concerns the role of law in the promotion and regulation of medicine, science, and biotechnology. Her scholarship defines new ways of thinking about supply, demand, and access to sophisticated medical technologies, including in organ transplantation and assisted reproductive technology. She researches and teaches in the areas of torts, constitutional law, property, biotechnology, bioethics, and cultural politics and has does extensive work in human trafficking.

Founded in 1964, LSA is an interdisciplinary, international group of scholars interested in the place of law in social, political, cultural, and economic life. Members engage in empirical research in areas related to sociolegal phenomena.