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About Nadia N. Sawicki

Professor Sawicki joined the Loyola faculty in 2009. Her primary fields of expertise are bioethics and health law. Her scholarship evaluates recent developments in health law from two perspectives: one through the lens of legal academic inquiry, and the other grounded in ethical theory generally with particular focus on bioethics. As a legal scholar, she considers whether legislative, judicial, and policy developments in the medical and public health arenas are consistent with existing jurisprudence - for example, whether traditional tort law conceptions of injury support the recognition of novel torts such as wrongful birth and wrongful living. In addition, she uses her training in bioethics and moral philosophy to consider these developments from a broader normative perspective - that is, by identifying the ethical principles underlying social and professional norms, and determining the extent to which lawmakers and policymakers may rightfully take these norms into account.
Professor Sawicki received both a JD degree and a Masters in Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and practiced law with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen in Philadelphia. During this period she also served as a lecturer in History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Immediately prior to joining Loyola, Professor Sawicki was the inaugural George Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she taught bioethics and public health law.
B.A., magna cum laude, Brown University, 2000
M.Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004
J.D., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004
Courses Taught:
Bioethics and the Law
Introduction to Health Law
LLM Seminar


Present Assistant Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law



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Contact Information

Loyola University Chicago
Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy
25 E. Pearson St., RM 725
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312)915-8555


Articles (13)

Unpublished Papers (2)