Anita LaFrance Allen (Anita LaFrance Allen-Castellitto)
Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
Anita L. Allen is an expert on privacy law, bioethics, and contemporary values, and is recognized for her scholarship about legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. In 2013, Allen was appointed The university of Pennsylvania’s Vice Provost for Faculty.
Anita L. Allen is an expert on privacy law, bioethics, and contemporary values, and is recognized for her scholarship about legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. In 2013, Allen was appointed The university of Pennsylvania’s Vice Provost for Faculty. In 2010 she was appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Her books include Unpopular Privacy: What Must We Hide (Oxford, 2011); Everyday Ethics: Opinion-Writing about the Things that Matter Most (Academic Readers/Cognella, 2010); Privacy Law and Society (Thomson/West, 2011); The New Ethics: A Guided Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape (Miramax/Hyperion, 2004); Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003); and Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (Rowman and Littlefield, 1988). She co-edited (with Milton Regan) Debating Democracy’s Discontent (Oxford, 1998). Allen, who has written more than a 100 scholarly articles, has also contributed to popular magazines and blogs, and has frequently appeared on nationally broadcast television and radio programs. Allen has served on numerous editorial and advisory boards, and on the boards of a number of local and national non-profits and professional associations including the Hastings Center, EPIC and the Bazelon Center.
- Privacy Law
- Information Law
- Legal Ethics
- Constitutional Law
- Health Law
- Philosophy of Law
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Gender Studies
- Political Philosophy
- Race Relations
- Sexuality and the Law
PRIVACY LAW AND SOCIETY (2d ed., West 2011).
EVERYDAY ETHICS: OPINION-WRITING ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST (2011).
THE NEW ETHICS: A TOUR OF THE 21ST CENTURY LANDSCAPE (Miramax Books 2004).
Articles and Book Chapters
The Offensive Internet: Speech, Privacy, and Reputation, 26 ETHICS & INT'L AFF. 152 (2012). (book review)
Was I Entitled or Should I Apologize: Affirmative Action Going Forward, 15 J. ETHICS 253 (2011).
Associational Privacy and the First Amendment: NAACP v. Alabama, Privacy and Data Protection, 1 ALA. C.R. & C.L. L. REV. 1 (2011).
Commercial Speech Bruises Health Privacy in the Supreme Court, 41 HASTINGS CENTER REP. 8 (2011).
Is There a Right to Health?, 12 J. HUM. DEV. & CAPABILITIES 571 (2011)
Hijabs and Headwraps: the Case for Tolerance, in FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN A DIVERSE WORLD 115 (Deirdre Golash, ed., Springer 2010).
Privacy and Confidentiality, in PENN CENTER GUIDE TO BIOETHICS (Vardit Ravitsky, Autumn Fiester, & Arthur L. Caplan, eds., Springer 2009).
Privacy and Medicine, in STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PHILOSOPHY (2009) (revised 2011).
Constitutional Privacy, in A COMPANION TO PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND LEGAL THEORY 139-155 (Dennis Patterson, ed., Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell, 2010, revised).
More publications can be found here.
MORAL LIFE AND MENTAL CONDITIONS. (forthcoming Blackwell)
- Privacy Law, Theory and Values
- Legal Theory
- Contemporary Ethics and Bioethics
- Mental Illness
- Race Relations
- Gender and the Law
Penn - Vice Provost for Faculty (2013- ); Penn Law - Deputy Dean (2009-11); Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law (2004- ); Professor of Law and Philosophy (1998-2004)
Georgetown - Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship (1996-98)
Visiting Professor - Waseda (Tokyo), Yale, Harvard, Villanova, Princeton, Arizona, Hofstra, Johns Hopkins, Tel-Aviv
National Endowment for the Humanities IPA Associate Program Director (1980-81)
Carnegie-Mellon - Assistant Professor of Philosophy (1978-81)
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Executive Committee, 2005-present
Association of American Law Schools, Executive Committee, 2000-2003
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Board member, 2002-2006
Electronic Privacy Information Center, Board of Advisors, 1999-2006; Board of Directors, 2006-present
Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Advisory Board, (2000-02)
Maternity Care Coalition, Bd. Member, since 2008
National Association of Women Lawyers, Judicial Evaluation Committee, since 2006.
Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Editorial Board, since 2004
West Philadelphia Alliance for Children, Chair, Bd. of Directors, 2006-present
- Privacy and Data Protection Law
- Introduction to Ethics
- Bioethics and the Law of Mental Health
- African American Philosophy Since 1960