Monday, October 3, 2011
The blogging team here at Health Law Prof Blog is pleased to welcome our guest blogger for the month of October, Elizabeth Sepper. Here is her short bio:
Elizabeth Sepper is the 2010-2012 Center for Reproductive Rights fellow at Columbia Law School. Her research focuses on health, medical ethics, and human rights. Her current paper Whose Conscience Counts?, http://ssrn.com/abstract=1888375, critiques the conventional account of morality in medicine, which limits conscience to doctors and nurses who refuse to deliver controversial treatments, such as end-of-life care, abortion, and sterilization. Her previous articles were published by Texas International Law Journal and University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law.
Before coming to Columbia, Liz practiced at Human Rights Watch and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. In both positions, she lobbied foreign diplomats and U.S. government officials on issues of human rights, gender, conflict, and humanitarian aid. At NYU, she managed projects on sexual violence and access to adequate food, water, and sanitation in Haiti. Prior to that, she clerked for the Honorable Marjorie Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Liz holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies and a J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where she was an Institute for International Law and Justice Scholar, a Dean's Scholar, and a member of the Order of the Coif. She received her B.A. in history, summa cum laude with distinction, from Boston University.