Lori B. Andrews, Director
Lori Andrews is a Distinguished Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent and Director of the Institute for Science, Law & Technology (ISLAT). Named one of National Law Journal's "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," Professor Andrews has been involved in setting policies for genetic and reproductive technologies both in the U.S. and abroad. She also has written a series of genetic thrillers, Sequence, The Silent Assassin and Immunity. She earned a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Read more
Jake Meyer, Legal Fellow
Jake Meyer joined the ISLAT team in October 2008 as a Legal Research Fellow. Already possessing a strong science background, his areas of interest include the intellectual property system and its implications for emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and genetics. Jake holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from DePaul College of Law.
Sarah Blenner, Legal Fellow/Research Associate
Sarah Blenner is a Legal Fellow/Research Associate at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and IIT's Center for Diabetes Research and Policy. Sarah advocates for individuals with diabetes in the school, day care, and prison settings and works to ensure appropriate diabetes-related policies are implemented in various contexts. Sarah received her Juris Doctor from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and her Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Arts with high honors from Emory University.
ISLAT Research Assistants
Undergraduate and law students play an integral role in ISLAT projects. Students have the opportunity to undertake research, draft memoranda and articles on a variety of topics, work on grant projects, and work closely with ISLAT faculty and staff. Students learn to critically evaluate sources, conduct sophisticated research to find additional resources, draft documents with accuracy and incorporate their legal analysis, and function in a fast paced professional atmosphere.