Associate Professor of Law, Director of the Health Law Program
Professor Chapman specializes in medical law and bioethics. Her law review article on the rights of the terminally ill was cited by Chief Justice William Rehnquist in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark "right-to-die" decision, Cruzan vs. Director, Missouri Department of Health.
Professor Chapman has presented papers on biomedical ethics and the law at international conferences in Sydney, London, Toronto, and Montreal. She served on the advisory panel for the National Institutes of Health Human Genome Grant Project to develop ethical and legal guidance for genetic screening for adult-onset genetic disorders.
Professor Chapman received her J.D. from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and her LL.M. with highest honors from George Washington University. Since she joined TU College of Law in 1982, she has received two Student Bar Association Outstanding Professor of the Year Awards (for teaching first-year students) and the university-wide Distinguished Teacher Award.
She also has served as a coach for several award-winning health law moot court teams.