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).