Nadia N. Sawicki is a Georgia Reithal Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Co-Director of Loyola's Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. Her areas of expertise are torts, health law, and bioethics. Prof. Sawicki's research addresses issues at the intersection of these three fields, and she has published widely on subjects including law's role in shaping the informed consent process; the challenges of protecting patients' rights to effective medical care while also accommodating health care providers' conscientious beliefs; tort law's limitations in protecting the rights of patients making end of life decisions; and the state’s role in enforcing ethical norms in medicine. She has previously served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law, and co-chair of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities’ Law Affinity Group.
Prior to joining Loyola, Prof. Sawicki held the inaugural George Sharswood Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she taught bioethics and public health law, and served as a lecturer in History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences. Before transitioning to academia, Prof. Sawicki practiced law with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, and clerked for the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Prior to attending law school, Prof. Sawicki worked as an analyst in the Nursing Executive Center at the Advisory Board Company.
Prof. Sawicki received her bachelor's degree from Brown University, her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and her Masters in Bioethics from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.