Michael S. Dauber is a law student and writer with an MA in bioethics from the New York University College of Global Public Health and a BA in philosophy and journalism from Fordham University (summa cum laude). He is currently a St. Thomas More Scholar at the St. John’s University School of Law with interests in health care, criminal, constitutional, administrative, securities, corporate, labor and employment, and human rights law. He is primarily interested in trial and appellate litigation, arbitration, and mediation, though he is interested in transactional practice as well. He has served as a clinical ethicist and has worked as an institutional review board coordinator in the Human Research Protection Program in the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health. His legal experience includes serving as a summer judicial intern for Hon. Kennth M. Karas, as an intern with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York (Central Islip) in the Civil Division, and as a summer associate with Milbank LLP.

He is President of the St. John’s University School of Law Criminal Law Society, the Editor-in-Chief of the Commercial Division Online Law Report and The Forum, and is a senior staff member of the St. John’s University Law Review and the Moot Court Honor Society. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association and Phi Alpha Delta. As a first year student, he participated in both the Tinnelly Moot Court Competition, the Dispute Resolution Society’s First Year Negotiation Competition, and the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute’s Brian Peterson Memorial First Year Trial Competition.

His written work has appeared in Ethics, Medicine and Public Health (Elsevier), American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience, STAT News, Becker’s Hospital Review, The Hastings Center’s Bioethics Forum, Ethics and Society (Fordham University), The Gittenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy’s Bioethics Blog (Hofstra University), Practical Ethics: Ethics In The News (blog of the Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics at Oxford University), and Dialogue. His work has focused on issues in medical, nursing, and research ethics, and the ethics of new technologies and personal identity. He has written and presented on the ethics of three-parent babies, germ-line modification, animal research, human head transplantation, and luxury medicine.


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