Law School’s Associate Dean Robinson to speak on Schiavo

Author: Michael O. Garvey


John Robinson, associate dean and associate professor of law in theNotre DameLawSchool, will give a lecture onThe Three Deaths of Terri Schiavo:Cultural, Medical and Legalat4 p.m.March 17 (Friday) in the auditorium of the Universitys McKenna Hall.

The 26-year-old, brain-damaged Terri Schiavo died March 31 last year in aFloridanursing home after a bitter legal battle and a controversial court decision allowing her husband to remove her feeding and hydration tubes.

A member of the Universitys faculty since 1981, Robinson has lectured and written several articles on legal and moral issues arising from physician-assisted suicide.His scholarly interests include civil procedure, jurisprudence, and trusts and estates. He has been a member of the Human Rights Committee of Logan Center inSouth Bendsince 1989.

The lecture is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture and the Notre Dame Alumni Associations Alumni Continuing Education office as the 21st annual J. Philip Clarke Family Lecture in Medical Ethics.The Clarke lecture is the keynote address for the Alumni Association’s annual meeting of Notre Dame alumni physicians.The meeting brings together practicing physicians and health care workers, medical ethicists, theologians, and philosophers to discuss and analyze case studies which pose ethical dilemmas in various areas of clinical practice.

More information about this years conference is available from its Web site at

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