Phebe Saunders Haugen

Emerita Professor of Law

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Phone: 651-290-6316
Fax: 651-290-6406
Office: Rm 318

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“In my nearly 30 years of teaching, I have found the law to be most interesting at its intersections with other disciplines, particularly medicine and moral philosophy. Often the law is silent or gives inadequate answers to ethical dilemmas we expect it to resolve. By encouraging understanding of the laws limitations as well as its possibilities, I hope to help students become better counselors to those they will serve.”


B.A., 1967, University of Minnesota
J.D., 1972, William Mitchell College of Law


William Mitchell College of Law: emeritus professor of law, 2014-; professor of law, 1981-2014; associate professor of law, 1978-81; assistant professor of law, 1977-78.

Assistant county attorney, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 1972-77.

Admitted: Minnesota, 1972.

Professional Focus

Professor Haugen’s interests focus on biomedical ethics, especially end of life care.

Leadership & Service

Member, ethics committees of Abbott Northwestern Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center.