We’re pleased to introduce and welcome Elizabeth Sepper as a guest blogger for the month of January. Elizabeth is an associate professor at Washington University School of Law. She is a health law scholar whose work explores the interaction of morality, professional ethics, and law in medicine.
Her most recent article, forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review, challenges the standard account of the role of conscience in health care delivery, which limits conscience to those medical providers who refuse to deliver controversial treatments. She also has published in the areas of human rights, women’s rights, and international health law.
Elizabeth holds her JD degree, summa cum laude and Order of the Coif, from New York University School of Law, where she was an Institute for International Law and Justice Fellow. She also received her LLM degree in International Legal Studies from NYU. She clerked for the Hon. Marjorie Rendell of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to joining the Washington University law faculty, she was a Center for Reproductive Rights Fellow at Columbia Law School. She also practiced at Human Rights Watch and NYU School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, where she designed and led advocacy campaigns focused on issues of health, humanitarian aid, and sexual violence.
Some of Elizabeth’s representative works include:
- Not Only the Doctor’s Dilemma: The Complexity of Conscience in Medicine, Faulkner L. Rev., forthcoming 2013 (invited symposium contribution)
- Taking Conscience Seriously, 98 Va. L. Rev. 1501 (2012)
- Confronting the ‘Sacred and Unchangeable’: The Obligation to Modify Cultural Patterns Under the Women’s Discrimination Convention, 30 U. Pa. J. Int’l L. 585 (2008)