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Michele Goodwin to deliver annual John P. Frank lecture at ASU

The award-winning author and professor will discuss pressing matters of law, reproductive justice and global health


Portrait of Michele Goodwin.

Michele Goodwin will deliver the 23rd annual John P. Frank Memorial Lecture at ASU. Photo courtesy Michele Goodwin

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February 20, 2023

The School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University will celebrate the 23rd annual John P. Frank Memorial Lecture with Michele Goodwin as the featured speaker at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 13. During the lecture, Goodwin will discuss “The Long Arc of Reproductive Freedom.”

Goodwin is an award-winning author of the book “Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and The Criminalization of Motherhood.” She is also a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and founding director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy.

Goodwin has been credited with helping to establish and shape the health law field, directed the first American Bar Association-accredited health law program in the nation and established the first law center focused on race and bioethics.

She is currently the Abraham Pinanski Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Goodwin was also the 2022 recipient of the American Bar Association’s Margaret Brent Award, which recognizes female lawyers for excelling in their field and paving the way for other women.

Her published works include six books, more than 100 law review articles, book chapters and commentaries, all addressing pressing matters of law, society and global health.

She has also co-authored amicus briefs submitted to the United States Supreme Court as well as the Second, Third, Sixth and Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals.

Goodwin hosts the podcast “On the Issues with Michele Goodwin” with Ms. Magazine.

About the John P. Frank Memorial Lecture

The John P. Frank Memorial Lecture series honors the memory of lawyer John P. Frank (1917–2002), recognized as part of the team that argued the landmark case Miranda v. Arizona before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1966. The case established the Miranda warning that requires police to inform suspects of their right to legal counsel.

"The John P. Frank Lecture series shines a light on inequalities and injustice towards a more just and equitable future. It represents the very best of what we aspire to do at the School of Social Transformation. This year we are truly fortunate and very honored to have Professor Michele Goodwin speak to us about the various permutations of legal incursions upon bodily autonomy in a post-Roe world," said Camilla Fojas, director of the School of Social Transformation at ASU.

This event will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 13, in Armstrong Hall, room 101, on the Tempe campus. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. It will also be live-streamed on the School of Social Transformation YouTube channel.

This lecture series is co-sponsored by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Visit sst.asu.edu/frank-lecture for more information about this event and to RSVP.

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