Osagie K. Obasogie

Department: Law

Photo of Osagie ObasogieHaas Distinguished Chair

Professor of Law and Professor of Bioethics
Joint Appointment, School of Law and School of Public Health, UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Research Interests / Specializations:
Constitutional law, policing and police use of force, sociology of law, bioethics, race and inequality in law and medicine, and reproductive and genetic technologies. The role of science, medicine, and medical professionals in hindering the ability to hold police officers accountable when they use excessive force; analyzes the legacy of the American eugenics movement and its contemporary impact on law, science, medicine, and technology; studies how legal doctrine produces police violence; and exposes the often overlooked limitations of DNA databases when they are used in criminal investigations.