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Yvonne Cripps

Harry T. Ice Chair of Law

Professor Cripps, an internationally acclaimed scholar and teacher, became the first holder of the Harry T. Ice Chair of Law at Indiana University in 2000.  Cripps specializes in intellectual property law and biotechnology.  Her book Controlling Technology: Genetic Engineering and the Law, published in 1980, was the first comprehensive treatment of the legal implications of biotechnology.  Professor Cripps is also the author of The Legal Implications of Disclosure in the Public Interest, now in its second edition, as well as more than 40 articles on intellectual property, privacy law, and biotechnology.  In addition to her years in the faculty of law at Cambridge University, Professor Cripps has regularly taught as a visiting professor at the Cornell Law School, the University of Texas at Austin, and in Paris.  Professor Cripps is a barrister in both England and New Zealand.  She has served as an advisor on intellectual property law and biotechnology to the House of Lords, on biotechnology issues to the New Zealand Government, on constitutional matters to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice, and as a consultant on intellectual property to various law firms and corporations.  Her research on bioethics and cloning has been cited in the Harvard Law Review and in the Boston Globe.

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