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Deborah M. Hussey Freeland
Associate Professor Deborah M. Hussey Freeland’s research on the interfaces between law and science is uniquely informed by her experience a lawyer, scientist, and theorist. Her law review articles contribute to our understanding of professional identity and ethics in interdisciplinary collaboration, and include “What Is a Lawyer?: A Reconstruction of the Lawyer As an Officer of the Court” (
St. Louis University Public Law Review
, 2012), “Maieusis Through a Gated Membrane: ‘Getting the Science Right’ in Public Decisionmaking” (
Stanford Environmental Law Journal
, 2007), and “The Sine Qua Non of Copyright” (
Journal of Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
, 2004). She also has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in prominent scientific journals, and spoken on a variety of topics involving law and science, environmental decisionmaking, identity theory, and professional ethics. She has created a pathbreaking seminar titled Science and the Law, and brings a comparative perspective on the methods and epistemology of science to her courses Civil Procedure and Evidence.
BA, Vassar College
PhD, Stanford University
JD, Stanford University
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Associate, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
Visiting Assistant Professor and Minority Scholar-in-Residence, Oberlin College
Science Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University
Stanford Law School Intellectual Property Writing Award
American Association of University Women Selected Professions Fellowship
Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation Graduate Fellowship
National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Fellowship
Soroptimists International Dissertation Fellowship
Honorary Vassar Fellowship
Law Review and Journal Articles
"Law & Science: Toward a Unified Field," 47
Connecticut Law Review
"Recovering the Lost Lawyer,"
"Speaking Science to Law," 25
Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
"What is a Lawyer? A Reconstruction of the Lawyer as an Officer of the Court," 31
Saint Louis University Public Law Review
"Maieusis Through a Gated Membrane: 'Getting the Science Right' in Public Decisionmaking," 26
Stanford Environmental Law Journal
"The Sine Qua Non of Copyright," 51
Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
Opinion Pieces and Blog Posts
Court Citation of Research
Consortium Grand Rounds: Speaking Science to Law
UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science, and Health Policy
, San Francisco, Calif. (February 2013). (This presentation provided both Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit.)
What Is a Lawyer? A Reconstruction of the Lawyer as an Officer of the Court
University of Calgary International Legal Ethics Conference 5,
Merging Worlds, Emerging Discourses
," Banff, Canada (July 2012).
Legal Education in Working with Science and Scientists
2012 International Conference on Law and Society
, Honolulu, Hawaii (June 2012).
What Is a Lawyer? A Reconstruction of the Lawyer As an Officer of the Court
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
, Las Vegas, Nevada (April 2012).
Law and Science: A Meeting of the Minds
Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association
, San Francisco, Calif. (June 2011).
Ethics in Translation Between Law and Science
Law And Society Association Early Career Workshop
, San Francisco, Calif. (May/June 2011). (One of 20 scholars in law and other fields from around the world invited to participate in workshop.)
Interdisciplinary Paths in Academia
Stanford Law School BioLaw and Health Policy Society and Women of Stanford Law
, Palo Alto, Calif. (May 2011).
The Intersections of Science and Law
Derechos: Stanford University's Latino Pre-Law Society
, Palo Alto, Calif. (January 2011).
What is a Lawyer? A Reconstruction of the Lawyer as an Officer of the Court
Santa Clara University
, Santa Clara, Calif. (October 2010).
Lawyers and the Ethics of Representation
Pacific McGeorge School of Law
, Sacramento, Calif. (September 2010).
Maieutic Ethics in Law
Bay Area Civil Procedure Forum
, San Francisco (September 2009).
Speaking Science to Law: Ethical Considerations
90th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Pacific Division
, San Francisco (August 2009).
Race in Colorblind Spaces, Third Annual Critical Race Symposium
UCLA School of Law
, Los Angeles, Calif. (March 2009). (Hussey Freeland addressed the nexus that is forming between science and the law.)
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