April 2, 2008Speaker: Janet Dolgin, Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished Professor of Health Care Law, Hofstra University School of LawPresented by: The Law-Medicine CenterSummary: Janet Dolgin has a B.A. in philosophy from Barnard College, a Ph.D. in anthropology from Princeton University, and a J.D. from the Yale Law School. Her scholarly work combines insights from anthropology and legal scholarship. Before coming to Hofstra, Professor Dolgin taught anthropology at Columbia University and was an associate at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in Manhattan. In 1988-89 she taught at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem as a Fulbright Scholar. She has also been a visiting professor of law at Cornell, Boston University, and Cardozo School of Law. Professor Dolgin's books include Jewish Identity and the JDLSymbolic Anthropology (co-edited, Columbia University Press), Defining the Family, and Bioethics and the Law. Professor Dolgin has published many articles in a law reviews, other scholarly journals, and edited volumes. Much of this work has analyzed legal responses to shifts in the family, including those occasioned by developments in reproductive technology and by the "new genetics," and to shifts in the structure of health care in the U.S. and elsewhere. She lectures widely in the U.S. and abroad about health care law, bioethics, and family law.