Former Visiting Scholar Professor Linda C. Fentiman has been named the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law at Pace Law School for the 2011-2013 academic years. The Chair is awarded every two years to a faculty member
who has made extraordinary contributions to the law school, primarily in the areas of scholarship and teaching. On September 12, 2012, Professor
Fentiman will give her
James D. Hopkins Professor of Law Memorial Lecture, “Are Mothers Hazardous to their Children’s Health? Law, Culture, and the Framing of Risk.” In her talk, Professor Fentiman asserts that the current
obsession with the ways in which mothers can affect their children’s health distorts government policy decisions, denies individuals important medical
and child-rearing choice, and ignores the other powerful sources of harm to children, both human and environmental.
Former Visiting Scholar Named James D. Hopkins Professor