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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Call For Speakers: “Reaching Out Beyond the Classroom: Health Law Professors Interacting with the Real World”

The AALS Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care will hold a program during the AALS 2012 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. We are issuing an open Call for Speakers to fill the remaining slot on this panel.  To be considered, please submit a one or two paragraph summary of your topic to Jennifer.Bard@ttu.edu by August 22, 2011.  Submissions will be reviewed by members of the Executive Committee of the Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care, and authors will be notified in September 2011.

 The brief description is as follows: 

“Reaching Out Beyond the Classroom: Health Law Professors Interacting with the Real World”

 In addition to the law school clinical programs that directly represent patients in hospital and other health care settings, there are many ways in which health law professors are interacting with the medical community outside of the classroom. Jennifer S. Bard, Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law, will moderate and speak of her experience as a professor in a law and medical school developing a JD/MD program; JoNel Newman, Director of the Health and Elder Law Clinics at the University of Miami School of Law, will discuss her innovative program in which a hospital-based clinic has developed into a setting where law students and medical students work together to learn about and address patients’ legal and medical needs. Next, Marshall B. Kapp, Director, Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law and Courtesy Professor of Law at Florida State University will present on his efforts to bring the legal and medical professions closer together. Finally, Wendy E. Parmet, George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law, will discuss the role of Northeastern's innovative co-op program in bringing students with interests in health law directly into health care settings beyond what would be possible in an externship or summer clerkship. 

We encourage you to share your own experiences bringing health law outside of the classroom by submitting a proposal. 

Participants will be responsible for paying their Annual Meeting registration fee and travel expenses.  Full-time faculty members of AALS member and fee-paid schools are eligible to submit papers.  Foreign, visiting, and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, and fellows are not eligible to submit. 

Inquiries should be submitted to Professor Jennifer Bard, Texas Tech University School of Law, Jennifer.Bard@ttu.edu 

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