Tuesday, August 5, 2014
HealthLawProf Blog is very pleased to welcome the second of our bloggers for the month of August, Visiting Assistant Professor Valerie Gutmann Koch. The following is her short bio:
Valerie Gutmann Koch is Visiting Assistant Professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and Lecturer in Law, Medicine, and Ethics at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. She also serves as Special Advisor to the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, the state’s bioethics commission; she previously served as the Senior Attorney to the Task Force. Professor Koch's research interests focus on the issues arising at the intersection of law, medicine, and ethics, with a focus on emerging technologies in medicine and science and the legal challenges they pose. Previously, she practiced in the IP litigation practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Professor Koch received her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, and she graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs and Public Policy. Her recent research can be found on SSRN.