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Professor June Carbone joined the University of Minnesota Law School faculty as the inaugural holder of the Robina Chair in Law, Science and Technology from her position as the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at the University of Missouri at Kansas City (UMKC). She is an expert in family law; assisted reproduction; property; and law, medicine and bioethics, and she also has taught contracts, remedies, financial institutions, civil procedure and feminist jurisprudence.
Professor Carbone writes prolifically on law and the family, marriage, divorce and domestic obligations, including changes brought about by the biotechnology revolution. Her most recent books are RED FAMILIES VS. BLUE FAMILIES: LEGAL PPOLARIZATION AND THE CREATION OF CULTURE (Oxford U. Press, 2010), which explores the effects of diverging values and norms in America, and MARRIAGE MARKETS: HOW INEQUITY IS REMAKING THE AMERICAN FAMILY (Oxford U. Press, 2014), which examines the widening class divide in the American family. Both are co-authored with Naomi Cahn.
Professor Carbone received her JD from the Yale and her AB magna cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School for Public & International Affairs at Princeton University.
Professor Rao is the author of numerous articles, some of which have been translated into Italian and Chinese, as well as a frequent commentator on the media. Her publications include Property, Privacy, and the Human Body; Equal Liberty: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Reproductive Equality; Informed Consent, Body Property, and Self-Sovereignty; and Selective Reduction: “A Soft Cover for Hard Choices” or Another Name for Abortion. She also wrote the entry on abortion for the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law. Rao previously served as a member of the California Advisory Committee on Human Cloning, and she currently serves on the California Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee.
Michael Ulrich is assistant professor of health law, ethics and human rights at Boston University’s School of Public Health and School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of public health, constitutional law, bioethics and social justice, with an emphasis on the role of law in the health outcomes of marginalized and underserved populations. Professor Ulrich co-authored the 3rd edition of PUBLIC HEALTH LAW (with Mariner, Annas, & Huberfeld), the leading casebook in the field. Prior to joining the Boston University faculty, Professor Ulrich was research scholar, senior fellow in health law and lecturer in law at Yale Law School, where he helped launch and run the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy.