We celebrated the 23rd John P. Frank Annual Memorial Lecture: "The Long Arc of Reproductive Freedom" with Michele Goodwin

Michele Bratcher Goodwin is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.  She is currently the Abraham Pinanski Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.  She is the 2022 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Award as well as the 2022 Trailblazer Award from the Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles.  In 2020-21, she received the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award for Research, the highest honor bestowed by the University of California. She is also the first law professor at the University of California, Irvine to receive this award. In 2021-22, she was named the Provost’s Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is an elected member of the American Law Institute as well as an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Hastings Center (the organization central to the founding of bioethics).   
Professor Goodwin has authored or co-authored amicus briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court as well as the Second, Third, Sixth, and Ninth U.S. Courts of Appeals.  She has provided testimony to state and federal lawmakers and legislative committees and worked with state attorneys general or their staff on health-related matters in California, Illinois, Minnesota, and New York.   
She is the author of Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and The Criminalization of Motherhood.  She is also the host of the popular podcast On The Issues at Ms. Magazine
For more information about Michele Goodwin, visit https://www.michelebgoodwin.com/.

The lecture was co-sponsored by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

When: Monday, March 13, 2023, 7:00 p.m. MST

Where: ASU Tempe Campus, Armstrong Hall #101

The John P Frank Lecture is the School of Social Transformation's signature annual event. The endowed lecture series honors the memory of attorney John P. Frank (1917-­2002), a leader in the Arizona legal community and one of our nation's great legal minds.

The series, which focuses on pressing justice issues of our time, honors Frank's life-long commitments to justice, scholarship and law. Justice and Social Inquiry is proud to host the John P. Frank Lecture, which has been made possible through the generosity of the Phoenix law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (formerly Lewis and Roca), which Frank joined in 1954, and Frank's many friends and admirers.

Read the edited collection of the first 12 lectures in Law and the Quest for Justice.

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About John P. Frank

John P. Frank is recognized as part of the team that represented Ernesto Miranda before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1966 – the case in which the High Court ruled that suspects must be advised of their right to legal counsel. Frank wrote or delivered arguments for numerous First Amendment and desegregation cases and made important contributions to the historical brief for Brown v. Board of Education. He is remembered as well for his expertise in civil procedure and standards for judicial disqualification. A lawyer, constitutional scholar, historian, author and mentor, his opinion was sought by presidents and Supreme Court justices and he was influential in shaping public policy in Arizona and the nation.

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