Sonia M. Suter

Sonia Suter
John and Inge Stafford Faculty Research Professor
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[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.



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

In the News

"How the USA's Antiquated Citizenship Policies Discriminate Against Families of Same-Sex Parents"

July 15, 2019

Sonia M. Suter writes for BioNews on how requirements in the Immigration and Naturalisation Act disproportionately affect same-sex couples.

“Their Children Were Conceived With Donated Sperm. It Was the Wrong Sperm."

June 03, 2019

Sonia M. Suter is quoted by The New York Times about the lack of regulation for the fertility industry.

"New Abortion Laws May Save Roe v. Wade"

May 31, 2019

Sonia M. Suter writes in The Baltimore Sun about how the growing number of early abortion bans will ultimately protect Roe v. Wade.

"Abortion In The USA, The Report"

May 30, 2019

Sonia M. Suter appeared on Swiss Broadcasting to discuss what effect the tightening abortion restrictions in some states may have on federal law.

“Abortion Debate Takes Shape in States”

March 06, 2019

Sonia M. Suter is quoted by Sinclair Broadcast Group about the role of states in the abortion debate.