As a part of the faculty exchange program between Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and DePaul University College of Law, Browne Lewis, Leon and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law, made a presentation entitled, You Belong to Me: Unscrambling the Property Interests in Frozen Eggs. Professor Lewis discussed situations where the availability of assisted reproductive technology has enabled parents to treat babies like basketballs. She also analyzed the options courts have when deciding how to classify a woman’s property interests in her frozen eggs. Professor Lewis concluded her presentation with a discussion of some of the causes of action available to a woman if her eggs are considered to be her personal property.
Professor Lewis’ latest article discussing property law and human oocyte cryopreservation has been accepted for publication by the Tennessee Law Review.