Yvonne Stevens

Instructor (Fsc)

Yvonne Stevens’ teaching and research focus is on the relationship among, and impact of, law, policy and ethics within the context of emerging technologies.   Yvonne serves as the law school’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation’s Community Outreach Coordinator, is a Center Faculty Fellow, Center Executive Council board member and produces the Center’s blog, Bits, Bots & Biomarkers.

Yvonne 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. equivalent) from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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 is fluent in French, Italian and German.  In her spare time, she volunteers with and is on the board of Boxer Luv Rescue, a local boxer dog rescue group. Yvonne is an avid distance runner and generally enjoys participating in a variety of sports.

Selected Works

The Future: Innovation and Jobs, 56 Jurimetrics J. 367 (2016).

Gary E. Marchant & Yvonne A. Stevens, A New Window of Opportunity to Reject Process-Based Biotechnology Regulation, 6 GM Crops & Food: Biotechnology in Agriculture and the Food Chain, Special Issue: Gene Editing for Crop Improvement 233 (2015).

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).



Assistant: Deborah Relph

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