Monthly Archives: May 2015

The University of Illinois Law Review symposium on “Foreign Life Valuation”

The symposium — published in 2015 U. Ill. L. Rev. Slip Opinions – addresses the question how many—if any—scarce domestic resources should be allocated to the prevention of foreign harms?

The contributions discuss the article by Arden Rowell and Lesley Wexler, Valuing Foreign Lives, 48 Ga. L. Rev. 498 (2014). That article examined reasons that might lead policymakers to distinguish between foreign and domestic lives, and surveyed actual U.S. government policies concerning that question in diverse contexts such as environmental regulation and international armed conflict.