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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Call for Speakers: Sections on Law, Medicine & Health Care, and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

The Sections on Law, Medicine & Health Care, and Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation are issuing Call for Speakers for one additional panelist for our 2013 annual meeting co-sponsored program, described below.  The program is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 

To be considered, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words describing your proposed presentation to Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Chair-Elect of the Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care, at weeksleo@uga.edu, by June 30, 2012.  Section Executive Committee members will review the submissions and notify panelists by September 2012.

 The panel description and confirmed panelists are as follows: 

American Exceptionalism:  Health Reform and the Persistence of Employer-Based Benefits:  In keeping with the 2013 AALS Annual Meeting theme on “Global Engagement and the Legal Academy,” this panel will examine the United States’ unique reliance on private employers to provide essential health insurance benefits for the majority of Americans.  Barring a seismic shift in federal health policy following the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in June 2012 and the presidential elections in November 2012, the prominence of employer-based health benefits will persist or even increase.  Panelists will consider the incentives for U.S. employers to continue offering employee health benefits and the ability of firms to compete globally while shouldering that burden, as well as offer comparative perspectives on welfare policies and recognition of affirmative health care rights in other countries.  

Confirmed panelists:

Mark Hall, Fred D. & Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law 

Jeffery Stempel, Doris S. and Theodore B. Lee Professor of Law, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

Kathryn L. Moore, University of Kentucky, Laramie L. Leatherman Professor of Law, University of Kentucky College of Law

Abigail R. Moncrieff, Peter Paul Career Development Professor, Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Please note:  Participants are responsible for paying their Annual Meeting registration fee and travel expenses.  Full-time faculty members of AALS member schools are eligible to submit proposals.  Faculty at fee-paid law schools, foreign, visiting, and adjunct faculty members, graduate students, fellows, and non-law school faculty are not eligible to submit.

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