Professor Kristine S. Knaplund, who is co-chair of the ABA Committee on Bioethics this year, addressed the ABA Fall Leadership Conference in Montreal, Canada, on Nov. 7. She spoke on "Hot Topics in Bioethics," inlcuding ballot measures in a number of states that attempt to regulate when frozen embryos can be discarded.
Professor Knaplund has taught law for 25 years. She began her career teaching at UCLA Law School, where she was honored with the law school's Rutter Award For Excellence in Teaching in 1991, the University-wide Harriet and Charles Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award in 1995, and the 1997 graduating class' Professor of the Year Award. She joined the faculty of Pepperdine University School of Law in 2002, and teaches Property, Wills and Trusts, Advanced Wills and Trusts, and the Bioethics Seminar. In 2006 she received the 1L Professor of the Year Award.