Lori Andrews, J.D.


Director & Associate Vice President
Institute for Science, Law and Technology
Chicago,Illinois
United States

Ben C. Green Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University; Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent College of Law; Director, Institute for Science, Law and Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology; and Associate Vice-President, IIT

Professor Andrews is a 1978 graduate of Yale Law School and received a B.A. (summa cum laude) from Yale University. She was a Research Fellow with the American Bar Foundation from 1980 to 1992, and has spent the past ten years as a senior scholar at the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. She has also taught health law courses at the University of Houston Law Center, the University of Chicago School of Law, and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago.

Professor Andrews has published five books and more than eighty scholarly articles, monographs, and book chapters on subjects including medical genetics, surrogate parenting, and alternative modes of reproduction. She has been a member of many national advisory bodies, and has chaired a federal advisory group, The Working Group on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project. She has engaged in path-breaking litigation about reproductive and genetic technologies and the disposition of frozen embryos.

Professor Andrews' advocacy and involvement in policy-making in health law led the National Law Journal to name her in 1991 as one of The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. Her latest book, The Clone Age: Adventures in the New World of Reproductive Technology, was published in May 1999.