Faculty
Yvonne  Cripps
Faculty

Yvonne Cripps

Harry T. Ice Chair of Law

Education
  • L.L.B., Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 1978
  • LL.M., Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand 1978
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge 1982
Background
  • Advisor to the House of Lords on intellectual property law and biotechnology
  • Advisor to the New Zealand Government on biotechnology
  • Advisor to Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice on constitutional law
  • Member of the American Law Institute
Biography

Professor Cripps, an internationally acclaimed scholar and teacher, became the first holder of the Harry T. Ice Chair of Law at Indiana University in 2000. She specializes in intellectual property law and biotechnology. Her book Controlling Technology: Genetic Engineering and the Law, published in 1980, was the first comprehensive treatment of the legal implications of biotechnology. She is also the author of other books, including The Legal Implications of Disclosure in the Public Interest, now in its second edition, and more than 40 articles on intellectual property, privacy law, and biotechnology.

In addition to her years in the faculty of law at Cambridge University, she has regularly taught as a visiting professor at the Cornell Law School and also at the University of Texas at Austin as well as in Paris. Professor Cripps is a barrister in both England and New Zealand, and has served as an advisor on intellectual property law and biotechnology to the House of Lords, on biotechnology issues to the New Zealand Government, on constitutional matters to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Justice, and as a consultant on intellectual property to various law firms and corporations. Her research on bioethics and cloning was cited in the most recent issue of the Harvard Law Review and in "Why can't you buy a kidney to save your life?" Boston Globe, July 1, 2007.

Selected Works
  • THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF DISCLOSURE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: AN ANALYSIS OF PROHIBITIONS AND PROTECTIONS (Sweet and Maxwell, 2nd ed., 1994).
  • CONTROLLING TECHNOLOGY: GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE LAW (Praeger 1980).
  • FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND FREEDOME OF INFORMATION (Oxford University Press 2000) (with Jack Beatson).
  • Secrecy, Disclosure and the Public Interest, in MINISTERIAL RESPONSIBILITY (Geoffrey Marshall, ed.) (Oxford University Press 1989).
  • A New Frontier for International Law, 29 INTL. & COMPL. L.Q. 1 (1980).
  • A Legal Perspective on the Control of the Technology of Genetic Engineering, 44 MODERN L. REV. 369 (1981).
  • The Public Interest Defence to the Action for Breach of Confidence and the Law Commission's Proposals on Disclosure in the Public Interest, 4 OXFORD J. LEGAL STUD. 361 (1984).
  • Judicial Proceedings and Refusals to Disclose the Identity of Sources of Information, CAMBRIDGE L.J. 266 (1984).
  • Protection from Adverse Treatment by Employers: A Review of the Position of Employees who Disclose Information in the Belief that Disclosure is in the Public Interest, L.Q. REV. 506 (1985).
  • The Art and Science of Genetic Modification: Re-Engineering Patent Law and Constitutional Orthodoxies, IND. J. GLOBAL LEGAL STUD. 1 (2004). 

     

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