Now in its 21st year, the Journal of Law and Medicine (JLM) focuses on legal, medical and bioethical issues that arise at the dynamic nexus between health and the law.
Professor Loane Skene of the University of Melbourne is the guest editor and coordinator of the upcoming December 2013 Special Issue of JLM. Titled Regulating the Use of Human Bodily Material, this Special Issue will include thought-provoking articles by a range of distinguished authors on how the law accommodates interests in the human body. A guest editorial by Professor Skene, Imogen Goold and Professor Jonathan Herring (both at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford) provides an overview of the topics covered, including the following:
- whether or not a property approach should be taken in regulating the use of human bodily material;
- whether the recognition of property rights in human tissue would enhance the protection of tissue donors’ interests;
- the law of gifts and conditional donation; and
- the status of extra-bodily DNA samples obtained by police.
Under the careful guidance of founding editor, Dr Ian Freckelton SC, JLM publishes approximately 240 pages of content every quarter, with all articles subject to peer review.