Last updated on: 2/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Ronald Dworkin, MA Biography

Title:
Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Each individual has a right to make the ‘most intimate and personal choices central to personal dignity and autonomy.’ That right encompasses the right to exercise some control over the time and manner of one’s death.”

“Assisted Suicide: The Philosophers’ Brief,” The New York Review of Books, Mar. 27, 1997

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Professor of Jurisprudence and Fellow, University College, Oxford, 1969
  • Holhfeld Professor, Yale Law School, 1968
  • Professor of Law, Yale Law School, 1965
  • Associate Professor of Law, Yale Law School, 1962
  • Co-Chairman, Democratic Party Abroad
  • Member, Council of Writers and Scholars Educational Trust
  • Member, Index on Censorship
  • Member, Programme Committee of the Ditchley Foundation
  • Consultant on Human Rights, Ford Foundation
Education:
  • LLB, Harvard Law School, 1957
  • MA, Yale University, 1956
  • BA, Oxford University, 1955
  • BA, Harvard College, 1953
Other:
  • None found