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Schneider, Carl E.

Chauncey Stillman Professor of Law

956 Legal Research
734.647.4170
E-mail carlschn@umich.edu

Carl E. Schneider, the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Law and Professor of Internal Medicine, teaches courses on law and medicine, regulating research, property, law and morals, the sociology and ethics of the legal profession, and writing briefs. His scholarship criticizes the dominant regulatory ideas in the law of medical ethics, particularly as they are applied to topics like the relationship between doctor and patient, the use of advance directives, physician-assisted suicide, and human-subject research. His The Practice of Autonomy: Patients, Doctors, and Medical Decisions (Oxford University Press, 1998), which analyzes the malign effects of making patient autonomy the regulatory summum bonum, is an example of that project. Another example is More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure (Princeton University Press, 2014), which he coauthored with Omri Ben-Shahar. It explains why disclosure may be the best adored, most used, and least successful regulatory method in our time. Yet another part of that project is the forthcoming The Censor's Hand: The Misregulation of Human Subject Research (MIT Press, 2015), which reexamines a regulatory system whose usefulness is widely assumed but quite unproved. Prof. Schneider is also the coauthor of two casebooks. With Marsha Garrison, he wrote The Law of Bioethics: Individual Autonomy and Social Regulation (West, 2009, second edition), a pioneering casebook in its subject. With Margaret F. Brinig, he wrote An Invitation to Family Law (West, 2007, third edition), an innovative family-law casebook. He recently served on the President's Bioethics Council and has been a visiting professor at Cambridge University, the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, and the United States Air Force Academy.

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The Censor's Hand: The Misregulation of Human Subject Research. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, Forthcoming.​​

Co-author. The Futility of Cost Benefit Analysis in Financial Disclosure Regulation. O. Ben-Shahar, co-author. Univ. of Michigan Public Law and Legal Theory Working Paper Series, No. 385; Univ. of Michigan Law School, Law & Economics Research Paper Series, No. 14-008. Working Paper, 2014.
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Co-author. More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. O. Ben-Shahar, co-author. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.

"Essential to Virtue? The Languages of the Law of Marriage." In Marriage at the Crossroads: Law, Policy, and the Brave New World of Twenty-First-Century Families. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Co-author. "The Failure of Mandated Disclosure." O. Ben-Shahar, co-author. U. Pa. L. Rev. 159, no. 3 (2011): 647-749.
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Co-author. "A Method to Estimate the Cost in Lives of Ethics Board Review of Biomedical Research." S. N. Whitney, co-author. J. Internal Med. 269, no. 4 (2011): 396-402.
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"Two Masters." Hastings Center Rep. 40, no. 1 (2010): 9-10.
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Co-author. "When Patients Say No (To Save Money): An Essay on the Tectonics of Health Law." M. A. Hall, co-author. Conn. L. Rev. 41, no. 3 (2009): 743-80.
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Co-author. "Professional Obligations When Patients Pay Out of Pocket." M. A. Hall, co-author. J. Fam. Prac. 58, no. 11 (2009): E1-E4.
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"Thou Good and Faithful Servant." Hastings Center Rep. 39, no. 1 (2009): 10-1.
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Co-author. "The Patient Life: Can Consumers Direct Health Care?" M. A. Hall, co-author. Am. J.L. & Med. 35, no. 1 (2009): 7-65.
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Co-author. The Law of Bioethics: Individual Autonomy and Social Regulation. 2nd ed. M. Garrison, co-author. American Casebook Series. St. Paul, Minn.: West, 2009.

Co-author. "Enough: The Failure of the Living Will." A. Fagerling, co-author. In Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine: Contemporary Readings in Bioethics. 7th ed., edited by B. Steinbock, A. J. London and J. D. Arras, 391-401. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2009.

"Constitutional Flaw?" Hastings Center Rep. 39, no. 4 (2009): 9-10.
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Coauthored (with Omri Ben-Shahar) More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure, Princeton University Press, April 2014.

 
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