Sonia M. Suter

Sonia Suter
Title:
John and Inge Stafford Faculty Research Professor
Address:
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
Phone:
202-994-9257
Fax:
202-994-5614
Email:
[email protected]

Sonia M. Suter joined the law school faculty in 1999 after holding a Greenwall Fellowship in bioethics and health policy at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. While in law school, she was executive articles editor of the Michigan Law Review and was awarded the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship, the highest law school award. Professor Suter then clerked for Judge John M. Walker, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to attending law school, she earned a master’s degree and achieved Ph.D. candidacy in human genetics. She then worked as a genetic counselor for two years. Professor Suter has taught torts, genetics and the law, and bioethics and the law at the University of Michigan Law School. Her scholarship focuses on legal issues in medicine and genetics as well as bioethics.

Publications

Education

BA, Michigan State University; MS, JD, University of Michigan

In the News

"How Genetic Tests Muddy Your Odds Of Getting A Long-Term-Care Policy"

August 07, 2018

Sonia M. Suter is quoted in Kaiser Health News on how some states provide consumer protections related to genetic testing and insurance.

"Can Insurers Use Genetic Testing Results? A Reader Wants To Know"

July 10, 2018

Sonia M. Suter is quoted in Kaiser Health News about the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008.

"How the Supreme Court Could Rewrite the Rules for DNA Searches"

April 30, 2018

Sonia M. Suter is quoted in The New Republic regarding the value of genetic searches when tracking down suspects for major crimes.

"How Familial DNA Search Was Used to Find Scottsdale Murder Suspect in Allison Feldman Case"

April 16, 2018

Sonia M. Suter is quoted in The Arizona Republic about familial DNA searches.

"Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts"

May 16, 2017

Sonia M. Suter is quoted in The New York Times about a new revolution in reproductive technology.