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Brexit: Implications for Human Welfare

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University of Illinois College of Law Family Law and Policy Program, Epstein Health Law and Policy Program, European Union Center through support from the US Department of Education's Title VI NRC Program
Room D, College of Law
Sep 16, 2019   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Robin Fretwell Wilson
Originating Calendar
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Brexit: Implications for Human Welfare


What are the human costs of Brexit, for families and individuals? Will Britain, and its people, be better or worse off as a result?


Baroness Ruth Deech
Member of Parliament
House of Lords, London


Commentary by Richard Epstein
Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law and Director, Classical Liberal Institute
New York University School of Law


Monday, September 16
12 – 1 pm
Room D
College of Law


Ruth Deech was the first Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education 2004-8. She was Principal of St. Anne's College at Oxford University from 1991 to 2004 and former Fellow and Tutor in Law of that college, specializing in Family and Property Law. Hon. LLD Strathclyde University.


From 1994-2002 she was Chairman of the UK Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority, established by legislation in 1990 to consider ethical questions arising from advances in reproductive medicine, and to regulate research and treatment of infertility. She wrote a report Women Doctors: Making a Difference for the DH in 2009.


She was a member of the Committee of Inquiry into Equal Opportunities on the Bar Vocational Course 1993-4, and chair of the Bar Standards Board 2009-14.


She was a Governor of the BBC from 2002-6, a Rhodes Trustee 1996-06, and is a Bencher of the Inner Temple. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Family Law, a member of the Editorial Board of Child and Family Law Quarterly, an Honorary Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies and an Honorary Member of the SLS. In 2005 she was appointed a Crossbench Peer and chaired the Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability.


Richard A. Epstein is the inaugural Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. He has served as the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution since 2000. Epstein is also the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1985 and has been a senior fellow of the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Division of Biological Sciences since 1983. He was a winner of the Bradley Prize in 2011. Epstein has written numerous articles on a wide range of legal and interdisciplinary subjects, as well as over 15 books.


Free and open to the public.
Lunch will be provided to lecture attendees.

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