Spotlight: Our Legacy

150 yearsCelebrating 150 years of ideas and innovation

Activities and Scholarship

Alexandra Huneeus has published a symposium titled the "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 and the Future of Being Human," in AJIL Unbound, a publication of the American Society of International Law. The symposium, honoring the Universal Declaration's 70th birthday on Dec. 10, includes an article by Alta Charo, "Germline Engineering and Human Rights."

Tonya Brito presented "Producing Justice in Poor People's Courts: Four Models of State Legal Actors" at the Fordham Law School Faculty Workshop Series in November.

Alta Charo helped draft the concluding statement of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong. The statement criticized a Chinese researcher's reported use of CRISPR technology to edit the genes of twin girls while they were embryos. Charo served as both a member of the summit's organizing committee and as a speaker at the event.

Ryan Owens recently submitted an amicus curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz regarding Utah Republican Party v. Cox.