Introducing Guest Blogger Russell Korobkin

korobkin-russell.jpgI’m very pleased to announce that Professor Russell Korobkin will be joining us as a guest blogger this month. Russell is a professor of law at the UCLA School of Law, where he teaches Health Care Law, Negotiation, Contracts, and Law and Behavioral Science. He is also a Faculty Fellow at the UCLA Center for Society and Genetics and a Faculty Associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty in 2001, he held appointments at the University of Illinois College of Law and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs, and he taught as a visitor at the University of Texas School of Law. He has written more than 40 articles on health care law and policy, negotiation, contract law, and behavioral law and economics. Prior to entering law teaching, Russell graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School, clerked for the Honorable James L. Buckley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and worked as an associate at the law firm of Covington & Burling in Washington, DC.

For the last two years, Russell’s research has focused on the variety of public policy issues raised by stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Some of his recent articles include:

* Stem Cell Research and the Cloning Wars, 18 STAN. L. & POL’Y REV. 161 (2007)

* Buying and Selling Tissues for Stem Cell Research, 49 ARIZ. L. REV. 45 (2007).

* Embryonic Histrionics: A Critical Assessment of the Bush Stem Cell Policy and the Congressional Alternative, 47 JURIMETRICS J. 1 (2006).

* Autonomy and Informed Consent in Biomedical Research, 54 UCLA L. REV. 605 (2007).

* No-Compensation v. Pro-Compensation: Default Rules for Tissue Sales, 40 J. HEALTH L. 1 (2007).

book-korobkin2.jpgRecently, Russell has published a new book, STEM CELL CENTURY: LAW AND POLICY FOR A BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY, hot off the presses from Yale University Press. He will primarily be blogging about issues related to his book this month.

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