Professor of Law
Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 236
Building Two, Room 236
From 2008 to 2012, Judith Daar served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Since joining the faculty in 1990, Dean Daar has focused her teaching and scholarship at the intersection of law, medicine and ethics. Holding a joint appointment at the law school and the UCI School of Medicine, she enjoys teaching future doctors and lawyers about what each can learn from these companion professional disciplines. In 2012 she was elected to the American Law Institute. In 2005, Dean Daar became Chair of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care, and in 2006 she was named to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. She was elected President of ASLME in 2009 and re-elected for a second term in 2010. In 2007, she was appointed to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Committee on Informed Consent in ART, an interdisciplinary group of physicians and attorneys charged with drafting a model informed consent document for patients undergoing in vitro fertilization.
In 2008, Dean Daar was appointed to the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a group responsible for drafting policies to guide practitioners in the field of assisted conception. She is a member of the UCI Medical Center Medical Ethics Committee, where she serves on the 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. Dean Daar has lectured extensively in the field of reproductive medicine, including giving testimony to the National Academies of Science, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law on the issue of oversight and regulation of reproductive medicine. 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. Her book, Reproductive Technologies and the Law, was published in January 2006. A forthcoming book, The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Medicine, will be published by Yale University Press.