Conversations with the Author


Past Conversations

Michelle Oberman

Her Body, our Laws: on the Front Lines of the Abortion War From El Salvador to Oklahoma


Michelle Oberman is the Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law and an internationally recognized scholar on the legal and ethical issues surrounding adolescence, pregnancy, and motherhood. She works at the intersection of public health and criminal law, focusing on domestic and international issues affecting women’s reproductive health. Her book When Mothers Kill (2008) won the Outstanding Book Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

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Paul A. Offit, MD
“Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine” (April 6, 2015) – Offit examined the costs of religious exemptions to medical neglect laws.

Jonathan Rauch
In connection with the annual Baum lecture given by Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow - Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, the Family Law Society and Outlaw students spoke with Jonathan on the “Horizons for LGBT Professionals”