Jonathan Kahn
Hamline University School of Law
Saint Paul
United States
(651) 523-2648

Jonathan Kahn is Professor of Law at Hamline University School of Law. He holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Cornell University and a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. His current research focuses on the intersections of law, race, and genetics, with particular attention to how regulatory mandates intersect with scientific, clinical and commercial practice in producing and classifying genetic information in relation to racial categories. He has received research grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is currently working on a book titled, Race in a Bottle: Law, Commerce and the Rise of Ethnic Medicine (forthcoming, Harvard University Press). He is the author of Budgeting Democracy: State Building and Citizenship in America, 1897-1928 (Cornell U. Press, 1997) and numerous articles on law, genetics, and identity, including “How a Drug Becomes 'Ethnic': Law, Commerce and the Production of Racial Categories in Medicine,” in the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics, and “Race-ing Patents/Patenting Race: An Emerging Political Geography of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology,” in the Iowa Law Review. Much of his work can be viewed at

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Monday 23 July 2012: 1:10pm - 2:30pm
Monday 23 July 2012: 1:15pm - 2:50pm


Monday 25 July 2011: 4:00pm - 5:20pm


Tuesday 27 July 2010: 2:00pm - 2:35pm
Wednesday 28 July 2010: 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Monday 23 July 2012: 2:45pm - 5:15pm