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10/03/2014

Health Law Events at AALS 2015

If you are a health law professor attending the January 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, there is robust programming in our area of teaching and scholarship.  There are at least six distinct health law events summarized below. 

In addition, please consider serving as a commentator as part of a new “Works in Progress for New Law Teachers” program by the Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care.  This Saturday evening session is comprised of three separate concurrent roundtables with the junior authors identified below.  If you can participate, please contact chair-elect Thaddeus Pope (tpope01@hamline.edu).

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Health Law Professors Reception (hosted by Hamline University)
Lebanese Taverna, 2641 Connecticut Avenue NW

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Competition Policy in Health Care (#4150)
Section on Antitrust & Economic Regulation
Co-sponsored by Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
1:30 pm – 3:15 pm
An Examination of Patient Dumping by Hospitals after Thirty Years of EMTALA (#4300)
Section on Law & Mental Disability
Co-sponsored by Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
3:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Unbefriended Elderly: Making Medical Treatment Decisions for Patients without Surrogates (#4360)
Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care
Joint Program with Section on Aging & Law
  • Ellen Fox, MD – President and CEO at Integrated Ethics Consulting LLC; formerly Chief Officer, Ethics in Health Care, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM – Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Rebecca C. Morgan, JD – Stetson University College of Law
  • David Orentlicher, MD, JD – Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Erica F. Wood, JD – Assistant Director, ABA Commission on Law and Aging


SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Health Law Works in Progress for New Law Teachers (#4500)
Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care
  • Zack Buck, JD – Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law:  “State Anti-Fraud Statutes, Off-Label Marketing, and the Solvable Challenge of Causation”
  • Christine S. Ho, JD, MPP – Rutgers School of Law – Newark:  “The Exception that Undermines the Rule: An Examination of the Nameless Threat of Underinclusion in Health Law”
  • David Kwok, JD, MPP, PhD – University of Houston Law Center:  “Fair Competition and False Claims in Off-Label Marketing”
  • Katherine T. Vukadin, JD – Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law:  “Obamacare Interrupted: Obstructive Federalism and the Consumer Information Blockade”


SUNDAY, JANUARY 4, 2015
4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Tort Law and a Healthier Society (#5470)
(Section on Torts & Compensation Systems)

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