Highest Honor in Health Law Field Given to Whittier Law Professor Judith Daar


The American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics recently presented its Jay Healey Award to Judith Daar, Professor of Law at Whittier Law School. This is considered the highest honor in the health law field. Professor Daar was selected as the winner by a committee made up of the past 10 Jay Healey Award recipients. At the award ceremony, Professor Daar was surprised to see that the committee had even secretly arranged to fly her husband out to see her receive the award.

Judith Daar is a Professor of Law at Whittier Law School, where she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2008 to 2012. She also holds appointment as a Clinical Professor at the UCI School of Medicine. Since 2002, Professor Daar has been a member of Medical Ethics Committee at UCI Medical Center. In November 2014, Professor Daar was appointed Chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, where she has served as a member since 2008. She is currently the co-chair of the ABA Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Bioethics Committee. In 2012, Professor Daar was elected to the American Law Institute. Daar is also one of only two people two ever hold the Presidency of ASLME for two consecutive terms.

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