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My research interests centre on advances in the biosciences that destabilize categories and concepts that play a foundational role in our law and ethics. I am currently working on projects that explore challenges posed by developments in personalized medicine, biobanking, and big data.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Skopek, J., Liddell, K., Fritz, Z., Le Gallez, I. and Mackley, A., 2023 (Accepted for publication). The Frontiers of Medical Negligence and Diagnosis: An Interview-Based Analysis Medical Law Review,
  • 2020

  • Skopek, J., 2020. Untangling Privacy: Loss vs. Violations Iowa Law Review, v. 105
  • Liddell, K., Skopek, JM., Palmer, S., Stevie, M., Jennifer, A. and Andrew, S., 2020. Who Gets the Ventilator? Important Legal Rights Journal of Medical Ethics,
  • 2017

  • Skopek, JM., 2017. Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, v. 76
  • 2015

  • Skopek, JM., 2015. Reasonable expectations of anonymity Virginia Law Review, v. 101
  • Skopek, JM., 2015. Persons, Parts and Property: How Should We Regulate Human Tissue in the 21st Century? CAMBRIDGE LAW JOURNAL, v. 74
  • 2014

  • Skopek, JM., 2014. Anonymity, the production of goods, and institutional design Fordham Law Review, v. 82
  • 2011

  • Skopek, JM., 2011. Principles, exemplars, and uses of history in early 20th century genetics. Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci, v. 42
  • 2010

  • Skopek, JM., 2010. Uncommon Goods: On Environmental Virtues and Voluntary Carbon Offsets Harvard Law Review, v. 123
  • 2009

  • Skopek, JM., 2009. Aesthetic Injuries, Animal Rights, and Anthropomorphism Harvard Law Review, v. 122
  • Internet publications

    2020 (No publication date)

  • Liddell, K., Skopek, JM., Palmer, S., Martin, S., Anderson, J. and Sagar, A., 2020 (No publication date). Who Gets the Ventilator? Important Legal Rights
    Doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3580872
  • Working papers

    2019 (No publication date)

  • Skopek, J., 2019 (No publication date). Losses versus Violation: The Unity and Limits of Privacy
  • 2013

  • Skopek, JM., 2013. Anonymity, the Production of Goods, and Institutional Design
  • Other publications

    2019 (No publication date)

  • Liddicoat, JE., Skopek, JM. and Liddell, K., 2019 (No publication date). Precision Medicine: Legal and Ethical Challenges SSRN Electronic Journal,
    Doi: 10.2139/ssrn.3070388
  • Liddell, K. and Skopek, JM., 2019 (No publication date). Informed Consent for Research Using Biospecimens, Genetic Information and Other Personal Data SSRN Electronic Journal,
    Doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2985963
  • Book chapters


  • Skopek, JM., 2018. Big Data's Epistemology and Its Implications for Precision Medicine and Privacy
  • 2016

  • Skopek, JM., 2016. A Theory of Anonymity