August 7, 2011
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School Seeks Distinguished Candidates for the 2012-2014 Academic Fellowship Program
The Petrie-Flom Center is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly research at the intersection of law and health policy, including issues of health care financing and market regulation, biomedical research and bioethics. The Academic Fellowship is a postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate and promote promising scholars early in their careers. Fellows are selected from among recent graduates, young academics and mid-career practitioners who are committed to spending two years at the Center pursuing publishable research that is likely to make a significant contribution to the field of health law policy, medical innovation policy or bioethics. Our prior fellows have found employment as law professors at Harvard, UC Berkeley, BU, UCLA, Cornell and the University of Arizona. More information on the Center can be found here.
Petrie-Flom fellowships are full-time, two-year residential appointments offering a $60K annual stipend and other research support. Fellows devote their full time to scholarly activities in furtherance of their individual research agendas. The Center does not impose teaching obligations on fellows, though in appropriate cases voluntary teaching opportunities may be made available. For further information on the program and eligibility requirements, please see the full Call for Applications here.
Kahn: The Operation of the Individual Mandate
In this article, Kahn describes the technical operation of important portions of the individual healthcare mandate, including the application of the penalty provision. Kahn finds that there are problems with the technical drafting of that provision and that serious gaps and ambiguities abound.
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