Superhuman – Biotechnology’s Emerging Impact on the Law
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Marion M. Hilligan
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Christopher G. Hastings
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
January 1, 2007
Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007
In this co-authored article, the authors argue that advances in biotechnology have had, are having, and will continue to have a substantial effect on the common law, legislation, and regulation, similar to the effects that the industrial age and information age had on law. Biotechnology impacts human rights, constitutional rights, tort law, criminal law, commerce, administrative regulation, professional regulation, employment law, trade and treaties, and other law fields. Lawyers, judges, and law scholars should give careful attention to the worldviews that inform decisions on how law should respond to the demands biotechnology places upon law and the civil and criminal justice systems.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 97
Keywords: biotechnology, reform, change, law, policy, regulation, rights, human rights, world views, impactAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 19, 2011
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