Natalie Ram, JD

Adjunct Faculty

An adjunct faculty member at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Natalie Ram joined the Maryland Carey Law faculty in 2019. Ram is a top scholar on the intersection of genetic privacy and the law, publishing groundbreaking research in Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Northwestern Law Review, and in the scientific journals Science and Nature Biotechnology. She teaches courses in Maryland Carey Law’s Law and Health Care program. Ram is a 2021 Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics, which awards three-year career development grants to promising young scholars across disciplines.

Before joining Maryland Carey Law, Ram clerked for Judge Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and for Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court. Subsequently, she worked in the Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation Group at Morrison & Foerster in Washington, D.C. From 2014 to 2019, Ram taught at the University of Baltimore School of Law. At UB, she was also associate director of the Center for Law and Medicine.

Ram earned her JD at Yale Law School and AB in public and international affairs at Princeton University.

She has appeared on CNN, national radio broadcasts Science Friday and Here & Now, and been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and BuzzFeed News. She has also written several op-eds for Slate.