The Covid - 19 pandemic has made this a time of especially great interest in medical ethics and law. Be it bioethical conflicts as to vaccine passports, confidentiality and rationing of scarce medical resources, it has become apparent that everyone is either directly or indirectly affected by the way medical practices are regulated and implemented.
The relevance of medical law and bioethics does not stop there. In an ever-changing moral climate, some of the most contested and controversial issues of our time such as assisted dying and abortion have propelled further fascination to participate in bioethics and medical law debates. Similarly, the emergence of new technologies such as stem cell research and pre-implantation genetic testing should not only excite us, but also alarm us of potential downsides that accompany scientific progress.
As a society, we aim to highlight the relevance of such intellecturally stimulating debates and welcome all law and non-law studnets who share a passion for exploring the legal, ethical and regulatory questions raised in the context of medicine and scientific innovation.
The Society has a single annual membership fee of £3 which ensures you will have access to all society events. The funds provided upon payment will go towards covering costs associated with those events. Furthermore, members will be able to stand for Committee positions during election periods and connect with other students in the society.
As we are a fairly new society, the Committee is particularly excited to welcome new members who wish to get involved in any way possible. We look forward to meeting you all and we hope you join our community!
Events and activities
Over the course of the academic year, the range of events taking place will cover varied medical law and bioethical topics:
Monthly bioethics discussion groups
Academic speaker panels
Events and collaborations with other LSE societies and Medical Law Societies from other universities
Careers panels with specialists in the medical law field (commercial lawyers, academics, medical negligence and personal injury lawyers, and more)
Fundraising initiative for a health charity
Socials and networking opportunities with students, academics, and legal professionals
For any questions/queries/issues, feel free to email us or reach out to us on our social media pages as can be found below: