We’re excited to introduce and welcome our first guest blogger of the Fall semester, Nadia Sawicki. (And note that we’ve already introduced a ton of other bloggers below – you can also get to their bios under the About Us tab or by clicking their names in the right sidebar.)
Nadia is an Assistant Professor in the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she teaches torts, health law, and bioethics. This semester, she is a visiting faculty scholar at the American Bar Foundation. Prior to joining Loyola in 2009, she was the inaugural George Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Nadia’s scholarship examines law’s response to the ethical conflicts that arise in a pluralistic society, particularly in the realms of end-of-life care, reproductive rights, informed consent, and the exercise of conscientious objection in medical and other contexts. Her current research focuses on the law’s use of emotionally persuasive imagery in medical and public health contexts, and draws together literature from psychology, communications, and political theory to explain the ethical objections to emotional persuasion. For more on her scholarship, click here.
Nadia 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.