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Friday, September 1, 2006

Great Health Law Prof Position

Health Law Faculty Position:

Quinnipiac University School of Law invites applications and nominations for a lateral appointment in Health Law. Candidates should have a record of outstanding scholarship and teaching, including a full-time faculty appointment at a distinguished law school, and an interest in building a health law specialty of national prominence. Salary, benefits, support for research and other special needs are negotiable and highly competitive.

Quinnipiac University School of Law's extensive health law program includes:

* A seven-year-old health law concentration for J.D. students willing to devote 15 credit-hours to health law specialty courses, written work and clinical work. Between 5 and 10% of our students graduate in the health-law concentration annually.

* The Center for Health Law & Policy, which sponsors health-related educational efforts and symposia, including a new speaker series which this year will include Professors Frances Miller from BU, Carter Snead of Notre Dame, Bryan Liang of California Western, Thomas Greaney of Saint Louis, Carol Liebman of Columbia, and Jennifer Prah Ruger of Yale School of Public Health .

* A new LL.M in Health Law, admitting its first students this year.

* A Certificate Program in Healthcare Compliance (offered jointly with Quinnipiac's School of Business). Ours is the first university-based certificate to earn accreditation from the Health Care Compliance Association.

* A JD/MBA with a health-management concentration.

* A student-edited Health Law Journal

* A Health Law Clinic, where students represent qualifying clients with disability, health-benefit, health-access and other claims.

* Numerous health-related externships with area providers, insurance companies, and pharmaceutical firms.

* An active student Law and Medicine society.

* Annual student participation in the national Health Law Moot Court competition. Last year's Quinnipiac team won "Best Brief."

Quinnipiac's health-law program is ranked 13th in the country by US News and World Report. Quinnipiac University has highly respected undergraduate and graduate programs in nursing, physician assistance, physical therapy, pathology, occupational therapy, medical laboratory sciences and health management. Our university library has an excellent collection of health-science and health-management materials.

Quinnipiac is located in Hamden, CT, about ten minutes from New Haven, and about 1.5 hours northeast of Manhattan by car or commuter rail.

Please direct inquiries and applications to Prof. Stephen Gilles, Appointments Committee Chair, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 275 Mt. Carmel Ave., Hamden CT 06518; e-mail:

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Upcoming Conference - Punishment

Looks like a terrific conference -

Upcoming Social Research conference:

Punishment: The U.S. Record, which I think may interest you and some of your colleagues. This is the 16th conference in the Social Research series, which is dedicated to enhancing public understanding in an engaging, multi-disciplinary discussion and is scheduled to take place at The New School in New York City on November 30-December 1, 2006. Bob Kerrey, President of The New School, is inviting U.S. Senator Barack Obama to be the keynote speaker.

We are convening this conference at a time when our nation's prison population has soared by more than 600% since the 1970s, despite a drop in crime rates. As of 2005, over two million people were imprisoned in this country: almost one in every 136 U.S. residents. Black men, who make up 6% of the U.S. population, comprise over 40% of our prison population. A black male born today has a 32% chance of spending time in prison. Eleven states do not allow ex-cons to vote. Nearly 2,800,000 American children have at least one parent in prison or jail. In this conference, we are asking: What does this mean for our democracy? Where do our concepts of punishment come from? What is the effect of our staggeringly high incarceration rate on our families, communities and the economy? To view the agenda, schedule, paper summaries and speakers' bios and to register, please visit



Roberta Sutton

Conference Coordinator

The New School for Social Research

65 Fifth Avenue, 375 New York, NY 10003

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We have invited speakers from many disciplines to discuss the historical and theological roots of punishment as well as current issues in the U.S. today, which will allow us to better understand the consequences of the current practice of punishment and search for viable alternatives to the carceral state in which we now live. (Please note that as an added attraction, the Metropolitan Museum of Art will offer a guided tour of its collection focused on artistic representations of punishment in collaboration with the conference.)

Because I believe that this conference may be of great interest to you and many of your colleagues, I would be extremely grateful if you would help us get word to them about it so that they might attend.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Increased Number of Uninsured

ThinkProgress reports on the latest census data concerning insurance.  There are now 46.6 million people without health insurance, an increase from last year's 45.3 million.  I have tried to reproduce the graph below but unfortunately I am having some technical difficulties.  Thanks to firedoglake for the update.


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