Everett Fraser Professor in Law, University of Minnesota
Michele Goodwin is 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. Prior to law teaching, Goodwin was a Gilder-Lehrman Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale University prior to law teaching. Her teaching and research broadly concern markets and the human body. She teaches Torts, Constitutional Law, Constitutional Torts, Health Law, Biotechnology and The Law, and courses concerning the intersections of law and medicine. Among her publications are Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts (Cambridge University Press 2006); Baby Markets: Money and the New Politics of Creating Families (Cambridge University Press 2009); The Global Body Market: Altruism's Limits (Cambridge University Press 2013); and the forthcoming Policing The Womb (Cambridge University Press 2014). Her scholarly writings in the past year include Fetal Protection Laws: Moral Panic and the New Constitutional Battlefront (California Law Review 2014); Law's Limits: Regulating Statutory Rape Law (Wisconsin Law Review 2013); The Death of Affirmative Action (Essay, Wisconsin Law Review); When Institutions Fail: The Case of Underage Marriage in India (DePaul Law Review honoring Marc Galanter 2012) among others.
Professor Goodwin's commentaries appear in the LA Times, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, NY Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Gene Watch, Forbes and other periodicals. She is a blogger for the Harvard Bill of Health.