Maryland Carey Law Welcomes Natalie Ram

April 22, 2019

The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is pleased to welcome Natalie Ram to the faculty.

Ram holds an A.B. in public and international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a J.D. from Yale Law School where she won the Margaret Gruter Prize for best paper on law and bioscience and was a Coker Fellow in Legal Writing and Constitutional Law.

After earning her law degree, Ram clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and then for Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Her recent publications include “Innovating Criminal Justice” in the Northwestern University Law Review and “Science as Speech” in the Iowa Law Review.

Ram brings an impressive research agenda with her to Maryland Carey Law explaining, “I am one year into a three year Greenwell Foundation grant funded project exploring law enforcement access to non law enforcement DNA databases, such as 23 and me or DNA collected for clinical or research purposes.”

She also looks forward to working closely with the Law and Health Care Program, stating, “The Law and Health Care Program is top notch and that is very exciting for someone who writes about genetic privacy and genetic information.”

Professor Diane Hoffmann, Law & Health Care Program Director, said of Ram’s appointment, “Ram is an accomplished legal academic and we are delighted to welcome her as a member of the health law faculty.”

Ram was especially enthusiastic about the opportunities the move to Maryland Carey Law would unlock. “The University of Maryland School of Medicine being next door is a big benefit.” She continued, “The Law and Health Care Program is building a program in conjunction with the Berman Institute for Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and it’s really exciting to get to collaborate with them going forward.”

Ram’s appointment to the faculty begins July 2019.