Harold S. H. Edgar

Julius Silver Professor in Law, Science, and Technology

Office: 435 W. 116th Street
Box B-9, Office 816
New York NY 10027
Tel: 212-854-5059
Email: hedgar@law.columbia.edu

Assistant Info

Name: Carmen Abber
Phone: 212-854-7467
Email: cabber@law.columbia.edu

Courses/Current Research

  • Law and technology
  • Law and medicine


  • Columbia Law School, L.L.B., 1967
  • Harvard College, B.A., 1964

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Detailed Biography:

A.B., Harvard, 1964; LL.B., Columbia, 1967. Writing and research editor, Columbia Law Review. Law clerk to Harold Leventhal, Circuit Judge of the District of Columbia Circuit. Joined the Columbia faculty in 1968. Has taught in diverse areas, including constitutional law, contracts, criminal law, and law and science. Served in 1968-70 with the Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law, participating in numerous test cases in the welfare field. Fellow of the Hastings Center, a group that studies the social implications of innovation in biomedical technology. Served as the reporter for the UNESCO International Committee on Bioethics, which drafted the International Declaration on Human Rights and the Human Genome, subsequently adopted by UNESCO and approved by the United Nations. Principal current interests are law and technology and law and medicine; has published in both fields.