Herbert L. Bernstein Memorial Lecture in Comparative Law

Battles of Reproductive Technologies: Comparative Tales


Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, Justice on the Supreme Court of Israel, delivers the Annual Bernstein Lecture in Comparative Law titled "Battles of Reproductive Technologies: Comparative Tales." The lecture addresses landmark cases on controversies in the area of IVF law, using examples and models from several jurisdictions, thus exploring the potential contribution of comparative analysis to this area of law. More specifically, the analysis distinguishes between two "types" of litigation in this field - horizontal (between two private parties) and vertical (between individuals and the State) - mainly focusing on horizontal litigation and pointing to the judicial approaches used in this context, as well as to the relatively modest contribution of legislation to this area of law. Introductions: Dean David F. Levi, Professor Ralf Michaels.

Streaming Media


Daphne Barak-Erez, IVF Battles: Legal Categories and Comparative Tales, 28 DukeJournal of Comparative & International Law 247-272 (2018)
Available at: https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/djcil/vol28/iss2/2

Lecture Date

August 30, 2017