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R. Alta Charo, J.D.

R. Alta Charo, J.D. is the Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she is on the faculty of the Law School and the Medical School's Department of Medical History and Bioethics. She offers courses on health law, bioethics and biotechnology law, food & drug law, medical ethics, reproductive rights, torts, and legislative drafting. In addition, she has served on the UW Hospital clinical ethics committee, the University's Institutional Review Board for the protection of human subjects in medical research, and the University's Bioethics Advisory Committee. She has also been a visiting professor at law and medical schools in Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, France, Germany, and New Zealand. In 2005, she was elected as a Fellow of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters.
From January through December 2006, she is Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). 
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