Judith Daar is a Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law for the Fall 2013 semester, teaching Wills and Trusts. She is Professor of Law at Whittier Law School and holds a joint appointment as Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC Irvine School of Medicine.
Professor Daar’s teaching and scholarship interests lie at the intersection of law, medicine and ethics, and she enjoys teaching future lawyers and doctors about what each can learn from these companion professional disciplines. Her scholarship focuses in the area of reproductive technologies, where she has authored numerous articles on topics including stem cell research, human cloning, frozen embryo disputes, the use of genetic technologies and the regulation of reproductive medicine. The second edition of her book, Reproductive Technologies and the Law, was published in 2013. Yale University Press will publish her forthcoming book, The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Medicine.
Daar received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She taught Legal Research and Writing as a lecturer at UCLA Law School from 1987-1990, and as a visitor here last taught Wills and Trusts in Spring 2008. At Whittier, Daar served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2008-2012, and was voted “Teacher of the Year” by the Whittier Law School student body in 2002.
In 2012, Daar was elected to the American Law Institute. She serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and is a member of the UCI Medical Center Medical Ethics Committee and their Bioethics Consultation Team. She has also served as a member of the Harbor-UCLA Hospital Institutional Review Board, and the ABA Coordinating Group on Bioethics.