Professor Goodwin holds joint appointments at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Professor Goodwin served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago and as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley. She was honored with a Distinguished Visiting Professorship at Griffith University in Australia. Prior to law teaching, Goodwin was a Gilder-Lehrman post-doctoral fellow at Yale University.
Professor Goodwin serves as the Chair of the AALS Committee to Review Scholarly Papers for the AALS Annual Meeting (2011-2013) and as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Law and Social Inquiry. In addition, she is a reviewer for Cambridge University Press, New York University Press, the Journal of Population Economics, Law and Society Review, Law and Politics Review, and the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.
Goodwin’s research concerns the role of law in the promotion and regulation of medicine, science, and biotechnology. She is a prolific author and internationally renowned scholar. She researches and teaches in the areas of torts, property, biotechnology, bioethics, and identity. Reviews of her work appear in the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Publisher’s Weekly, Law and Politics Book Review, Book News, and the Library Journal, amongst other periodicals. Her editorials and commentaries appear in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Gene Watch, Christian Science Monitor, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Sun Times, Washington Post, and Forbes Magazine. She is a columnist for the Brainstorm Section of the Chronicle of Higher Education Magazine.
The Stuart Rome Lecture was established by his family and friends to celebrate Stuart Rome’s life and work as an attorney, community activist, art patron and humanitarian, and is supported by the Stuart Rome Lecture Fund.