Post Date: April 14, 2005

This Friday, April 15, Harvard Law School will host a symposium titled, “Law and Ethics in A Brave New World: What Should Government Do About Cloning & Stem Cell Research?” Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) will deliver the keynote address at the event sponsored by the HLS Society for Law Life & Religion. Brownback, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, authored the Human Cloning Prohibition Act with Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

“The HLS Society for Law, Life and Religion hopes this event will raise awareness about the complex legal and ethical questions surrounding stem cell research and human cloning,” said Dan Sullivan, 1L and symposium co-chair. “Ultimately, these questions are about whether or not we as a society will protect human dignity. We are thrilled to have assembled an extremely talented group of speakers to address these important questions.”

In addition to Brownback, the symposium will feature a debate between two scientists who have worked in the area of stem cell research, Dr. Kevin Eggan of Harvard University and Dr. David Prentice of Indiana State University and the Family Research Council.

This event will take place on Friday, April 15 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the North Classroom of Langdell Hall. For more information, please contact