Yvonne Stevens received her LL.M. in Biotechnology and Genomics from ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in May 2013. She holds an LL.B. (J.D.) from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. Prior to moving to the U.S., Yvonne was an associate at Stikeman Elliott’s Vancouver, Canada office where she practiced corporate law.
Yvonne’s teaching and research focus is on the relationship among, and impact of, law, policy and ethics within the context of emerging technologies. Yvonne co-teaches Law, Science and Technology (fall 2015) and Genetics and the Law (spring 2016). She also teaches Canadian Professional Responsibility, as part of the law school's North American Law Degree Program. Yvonne serves as the law school’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation’s Community Outreach Coordinator, is a Center Research Fellow, Center Community & Executive Council board member and produces the Center’s blog, Bits, Bots & Biomarkers. In addition, Yvonne co-led the Center’s 2014-15 emerging technologies and 2013-14 personalized medicine student research groups.
Yvonne is fluent in French, Italian and German. In her spare time, she volunteers with DUET, a non-profit organization providing assistance to the elderly and Boxer Luv Rescue, a local dog rescue group. Yvonne is an avid long-distance runner and generally enjoys participating in a variety of sports.
Yvonne Stevens and Gary Marchant, What’s in It for Me? The Question You Should Always Ask Before Giving Away Your Genetic Information, SLATE (April 8, 2015).
Gary Marchant and Yvonne Stevens, I Love Your Genes! Online Dating Sites Use DNA to Make Matches. Does it Really Work?, SLATE (September 7, 2014).
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).
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