Bioethics in the Language of the Law


  • Carl E. Schneider

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    • Carl E. Schneider is a professor at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor.

    • Carl E. Schneider, “Bioethics in the Language of the Law,” Hastings Center Report 24, no. 4 (1994): 16–22.


Law provides a rich language for thinking about bioethical issues and is a tool for action as well as talk. But the language of the law, often inapt, regularly fails to achieve its desired effect.