Yvonne Stevens
Instructor (Fsc)


Yvonne Stevens received her LL.M. in Biotechnology and Genomics from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in May 2013. She holds an LL.B. (J.D.) from Canada’s Dalhousie University Law School. Prior to moving to the U.S., Yvonne was an associate at Stikeman Elliott’s Vancouver, B.C. office where she practiced corporate law.

Yvonne is currently teaching Canadian Professional Responsibility, as part of the law school's North American Law Degree Program.  As a Center for Law, Science & Innovation Research Fellow, Yvonne’s interests include genetics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, personalized medicine, intellectual property and information technology. Yvonne co-leads the 2014-15 Emerging Technologies student research cluster and assists the Center as its social media coordinator. Yvonne is fluent in French, Italian and German. In her spare time, she volunteers with DUET, an organization providing assistance to the elderly and Boxer Luv Rescue, focusing on fundraising and special events. Yvonne is an avid long-distance runner and generally enjoys participating in a variety of sports.

Selected Works

Gary E. Marchant, Yvonne A. Stevens and James M. Hennessy, Technology, Unemployment & Policy Options: Navigating the Transition to a Better World, 24 J. Evol. & Tech. 26 (2014).

Gary E. Marchant & Yvonne A. Stevens, Involuntary Exposures to Love-Enhancing or Anti-Love Agents, 13 Am. J. Bioeth. 26 (2013).

Gary E. Marchant & Yvonne A. Stevens, The United States Supreme Court Resolves the Gene Patenting Controversy (Or Did It?), 4 Inter Zeitschrift zum Innovations und Technikrecht (Ger.), 174 (2013).


Curriculum Vitae

Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) 1993/Bachelor of Arts, Honors in Philosophy, With Distinction

The London School of Economics and Political Science (London, England) 1993/Certificate in Criminal Justice and Criminology

Dalhousie University Law School (Halifax, NS, Canada) 1996/Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (Tempe, AZ) 2013/Master of Laws (LL.M.), Biotechnology & Genomics