Journal of Law and Health Symposium - Issues of Reproductive Rights: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Policy

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room) [map]


  • Prof. Michael DeBoer - Associate Professor of Law- Thomas Goode Jones School of Law - Faulkner University
  • Prof. Carole Petersen - Professor of Law and the Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace - University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Prof. April Cherry - Professor of Law - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Michael J. DeBoer is Associate Professor of Law at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law and a Master of Laws in health law, policy, and bioethics from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He also holds graduate degrees in theology and has served as a law clerk to a federal judge and a state supreme court justice. He has taught health care law, public health law, administrative law, and other first-year and upper-level courses, and he writes primarily in the fields of health law and law and religion.


Carole J. Petersen is a Professor of Law in the William S. Richardson School of Law and Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. From 1991 to 2006, Petersen taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong.  Professor Petersen teaches courses on gender, human rights, and international law.  She has a special interest in the domestic impact of international human rights treaties.

April Cherry is a Professor of Law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Cherry was an Assistant Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law from 1992-1999. Prior to beginning law teaching, she clerked for Chief Judge Judith Rogers of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and was an associate with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Professor Cherry's primary research focus is on reproductive rights and technologies. Her teaching areas include, property, women and the law, and a new seminar on parents, children and the state. Prof. Cherry holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.


A reception will follow the presentations.

CLE credit: 3 hours approved

Category: CLE Programs, Public Lectures