Speaker Addresses Race, Genetics & the Law
On October 10, 2005, Prof. Paul Lombardo spoke at the law school on: "Mongrel Nation: Race, Genetics & the Law." Prof. Lombardo discussed the impact of the human genome project's having proven there is no such thing as "race" on the concept of race in our legal system. That legal system, he maintains, still needs the categories to protect groups that have been discriminated against in the past.
The event was sponsored by the IUPUI Program in Medical Humanities and the Hall Center for Law and Health. Paul A. Lombardo is an Associate Professor of the School of Medicine and Director of the Program in Law and Medicine at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia.