Lori B. Andrews

Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the IIT Institute for Science, Law and Technology, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law 

The ABA Journal describes Professor Lori Andrews as "a lawyer with a literary bent who has the scientific chops to rival any CSI investigator." She is an internationally recognized expert on emerging technologies. She is the author of 14 books, including three mystery novels. Her most recent book is I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy (Free Press, 2012). She has created a social network constitution, and her path-breaking litigation about technologies caused the National Law Journal to list her as one of the "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America."

Lori has been involved in setting policies for emerging technologies. She has been an adviser on genetic and reproductive technology to Congress, the World Health Organization, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and several foreign nations and dignitaries, including the emirate of Dubai and the French National Assembly. She served as chair of the federal Working Group on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of the Human Genome Project. She served as a consultant to the science ministers of 12 countries on the issues of embryo stem cells, gene patents, and DNA banking. She has also advised artists who want to use genetic engineering to become creators with a capital "C" and invent new living species. Her media appearances include NightlineThe Oprah Winfrey Show, and virtually every major program in between. 

Lori is a distinguished professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent and director of IIT's Institute of Science, Law, and Technology. She has been a visiting professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She received her BA summa cum laude from Yale College and her JD from Yale Law School.