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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Calling Health Law Scholars

Now that classes are soon to be over, time to consider scholarship - St. Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies announces is call for papers for its 2008 Health Law Scholars Workshop

Call for Papers

May 2 - Submission of Abstracts for Consideration
May 23 - Notification of Selection of Workshop Scholars
Sept. 1 - Works-in-Progress Due
Oct. 17 to 19 - Scholars Weekend

The Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics are pleased to announce the 2008 Health Law Scholars Workshop. The Health Law Scholars Workshop is a collegial forum in which faculty new to health law and bioethics scholarship present works-in-progress and receive in-depth advice from experienced scholars and teachers in the field of health law and bioethics. The Workshop encourages health and bioethics scholarship, fosters the professional development of emerging scholars and furthers the sense of community among health law academics. Past Scholars have placed their papers for publication in pre-eminent health law, policy and bioethics journals.

Scholars workshop their work-in-progress before a group of experienced peer reviewers and commentators. Each author's work-in-progress accepted for the Health Law Scholars Workshop will be read in advance by three or four faculty members in relevant fields. During the Workshop weekend, each author presents his or her paper to the full group. After extensive oral feedback from the readers, the floor is opened for a sustained exchange between the presenter and full group.

The Workshop draws health law and bioethics scholars from across the country, inviting senior faculty from a variety of law schools and disciplines to review the works-in-progress and participate in the weekend. The Workshop also draws on the expertise of Saint Louis University faculty from the Center for Health Law Studies, the University's Medical School, School of Public Health, Nursing School and Center for Health Care Ethics.

Each spring there is a call for submission of abstracts for consideration, and each fall the annual Health Law Scholars Workshop is held at Saint Louis University.

A nominating committee selects the papers to be presented at the Workshop. The committee looks for papers that have an original thesis and will contribute to the scholarly literature. The Workshop is intended primarily to provide feedback on articles intended for spring submission to law review journals, although works intended for other types of publications are welcome. The Workshop is not designed to review published work or papers already accepted for publication.

Those interested in presenting a health law or bioethics work in-progress at the Health Law Scholars Workshop should submit a one-page abstract of the proposed paper together with a resume to Mary Ann Jauer at Saint Louis University School of Law by May 2, 2008. Because a blind selection process is used, please do not include the author's name or institutional affiliation on the abstract. Submissions may be made by mail, fax or e-mail to:

Mary Ann Jauer, Program Coordinator
Center for Health Law Studies
Saint Louis University School of Law
3700 Lindell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108
Tel: 314.977.3067
Fax: 314.977.3332

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