O. Carter Snead, associate professor of law in theNotre DameLawSchool, will give a lecture onSpeaking Truthfully About Stem Cell Research and Human Cloningat4 p.m.Nov. 16 (Wednesday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium on campus.
Snead, who was graduated fromSt. JohnsCollegein 1996, earned his law degree fromGeorgetownUniversityin 1999.He served as clerk for Judge Paul J. Kelly Jr. on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit before going into practice with theWashingtonlaw firms of Wilmer, Cutler andPickeringand Ropes and Gray.
In late 2002, Snead was appointed general counsel for the President’s Council on Bioethics and advised its members on the legal and public policy questions arising from advances in biomedical science and biotechnology.He continues to serve the council as a consultant. He also served from 2004 to 2005 as the head of theUnited Statesdelegation to UNESCO for the recently adopted Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.
Sneads scholarship particularly concerns the intersection of law, science and medicine, and he is at work on an article exploring the impact of recent advances in cognitive neuroscience on capital sentencing.
Sneads lecture is sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture as one of its Arthur J. Schmitt Series.