Baron Cornelius Ver Heyden de Lancey (1889-1984) was a wealthy and public-spirited Dutchman who at different times in his life was a dentist, doctor, surgeon, barrister and art historian. In 1970 he created the De Lancey and De La Hanty Foundation, to promote studies in medico-legal topics. The Foundation generously gave Cambridge the Ver Heyden de Lancey Fund, which since 1996 has funded occasional public lectures on medico-legal issues of current interest.
The 2018 Baron Ver Heyden de Lancey Lecture on Medico-Legal Studies was delivered by Professor Glenn Cohen is a Professor of Law at Harvard University, on 9 March 2018, and was entitled "Parenthood Disrupted(?) Dilemmas of Reproductive Technologies".
Glenn Cohen is a Professor of Law at Harvard University, and one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics and the law. His award-winning research has appeared in the top legal, ethical and medical journals, and he is regularly cited in national news media. He has authored and edited several books, including Patients with Passports, Specimen Science, and Identified versus Statistical Lives. Prior to receiving tenure at Harvard, he served as a law clerk on a U.S. federal Court of Appeals and as an appellate lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice. In his spare time, he still litigates, most recently having authored amicus briefs for U.S. Supreme Court cases on the patentability of human genes and abortion rights.
A gallery of photographs from the event is available at https://1drv.ms/f/s!Au0Tn35SqSa2gYkI0p2cjZU0Jvv9mQ
This event is kindly sponsored by the Ver Heyden de Lancey Fund, and organised by the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, in collaboration with Cambridge Family Law.
For more information about the Baron Ver Heyden de Lancey Lecture series, please see http://www.lml.law.cam.ac.uk/events/vhdl-events
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