The Mourning After: Posthumous Sperm Retrieval and the New Laws of Mourning

LJST Law & Mourning Lecture Series

April 17, 2013 - 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm (already occurred)

On Wednesday, April 17, at 4:45 p.m. in Room 100 Clark House, Shai Lavi, Professor of Law, and the director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at Tel Aviv University, will present a paper entitled “Mortality, Fertility, and Mourning the Dead.” This is the final presentation in a series of seminars that have taken place this year on the theme “Law & Mourning.”
Professor Lavi’s book, The Modern Art of Dying: A History of Euthanasia in the United States (Princeton University Press) won the 2006 Distinguished Book Award from the American Sociological Association. His current work is on the history of Jews and Muslims in Germany focusing on the debate on animal slaughter rituals.
To receive a copy of the paper which will be presented at this lecture, please email the LJST Department Coordinator at
This event is co-sponsored by The Lamont Lecture Fund.

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Megan Estes
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