In January 2008, the ABA Journal listed Professor Lori Andrews as a "Newsmaker
of the Year," describing her as "a lawyer with a literary bent who has the
scientific chops to rival any CSI investigator." She is an internationally
recognized expert on emerging technologies. Her most recent book is I Know Who You Are
and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (2012). She has created
a Social Network Constitution. On March 23, 2012, she and Professor Richard Warner will
host a free conference in Chicago on Internet Privacy, Data Aggregation, and Social
Her path-breaking litigation about technologies caused the National Law Journal to list
her as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America." In 2002, she won
the National Health Law Teachers Award. In 2005, she was made an Honorary Fellow of the
American College of Legal Medicine for her "distinguished achievement in the field
of legal medicine."
Professor Andrews is a distinguished professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent; director of
IIT's Institute for Science, Law and Technology; and an associate vice president of
IIT. She has been a visiting professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
and at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton
University. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College and her J.D. from
Yale Law School.
Professor Andrews has also been involved in setting policies for genetic technologies.
She has been an adviser on genetic and reproductive technology to Congress, the World
Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control,
the federal Department of Health and Human Services, the Institute of Medicine of the
National Academy of Sciences, and several foreign nations, including the emirate of Dubai
and the French National Assembly. She served as chair of the federal Working Group on the
Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project. She recently served
as a consultant to the science ministers of 12 countries on the issues of embryo stem
cells, gene patents and DNA banking. She has also advised artists who want to use genetic
engineering to become creators with a capital "C" and invent new living
species. Her media appearances include "Nightline" and "The Oprah Winfrey
Show" and virtually every major program in between.
Professor Andrews is the author of 10 nonfiction books, including Genetics: Ethics, Law
and Policy (West Publishing 2002 & 2d ed. 2006), Future Perfect: Confronting
Decisions About Genetics (Columbia University Press 2001), and The Clone Age: Adventures
in the New World of Reproductive Technology (Henry Holt 2000). She is the author of more
than 150 articles on health care policy, biotechnology, genetics and reproductive
technologies. Professor Andrews is also the author of three mysteries involving a
fictional geneticist: Sequence (2006), The Silent Assassin (2007) and Immunity (2008).
The Chicago Tribune said, "Blending elements of forensic-powered mystery,
psychological suspense and a Ludlumesque espionage thriller, Andrews' newest is a
page-turner with enough jaw-dropping plot twists to satisfy the most demanding mystery
reader." Research on her latest novel took her from the White House to an institute
for tropical biology in the jungles of Vietnam. She uses her fiction to address the
social issues she covers in her legal work and teaching.
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