HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Friday, January 6, 2012

Establishing a Clearinghouse for Summer Teaching Positions: Call for Hiring Chair Announcements

Although many law schools, both in the United States and to a lesser extent abroad, hire faculty members other than their own to teach summer school, this has always been a haphazard process.  Given the success of sharing information about entry level teaching jobs over at Prawfs Blawg, establishing a general clearinghouse for law school summer teaching positions is likely to provide a great benefit for both law faculty and law schools across the country and the world. The Health Law Prof Blog has agreed to host the clearinghouse by posting all of the notices of teaching opportunities, in all subjects, for the Summer of 2012.

I hope this becomes a valuable resource for law professors and law schools.  

Jennifer S. Bard

Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development 

Texas Tech University School of Law

Please share the following information in your announcement and send it for posting on the Health Law Profs Blog to either Jennifer Bard at or Katharine Van Tassel at

(a) the name of your school; (b) the name of the chair of your summer hiring committee and that person's contact information; (c) any particular subject areas in which your school is looking to hire; (d) the dates that the summer class(es) will be taught; and, (e) any other information you think might be relevant.


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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Worth Reading This Week

Monday, January 2, 2012

AALS Annual Meeting Panel - "Reaching Out Beyond the Classroom: Health Law Professors Interacting with the Real World"

The AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Healthcare invites all who are attending the AALS Annual Meeting to come to the Section's panel entitled "Reaching Out Beyond the Classroom: Health Law Professors Interacting with the Real World" which is being presented in close cooperation with the Section on Clinical Legal Education.

Health Law professors have long utilized the principles of experiential learning in their classes. This panel presents a sampling of the many different ways that health law professors are reaching out of the classroom and helping their students experience the real world.

The Call for Papers associated with this panel generated so many interesting and innovative programs that the Indiana University Robert H. Mckinney School of Law’s Health Law Review has agreed to print pieces about these programs as well as the proceedings of the panel in a Spring 2012 volume. The Panel includes the following:

Moderator and Speaker: Jennifer S. Bard, Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law, Director, Health Law and J.D./M.D. Program, Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development, Texas Tech University School of Law.

Speaker: Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law, Director, Center for Law, Health & Society, Georgia State University College of Law. “Collaborating with the Real World: Opportunities for Developing Skills and Values in Health Law.”

Speaker: Marshall B. Kapp, Director, Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law, Professor, Department of Geriatrics. Florida State University College of Law. “Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law: The Ivory Tower as a Strategic Advantage.”

Speaker: Wendy E. Parmet, Northeastern University School of Law, Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs & Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law. “Health Law Coops -Views from Inside & Outside the Law School.”

Speaker: JoNel Newman, University of Miami School of Law, Associate Professor of Clinical Education, Director, Health and Elder Law Clinic. “Medical-Legal Partnerships in an Academic Setting.”

Speaker: Sallie T. Sanford, University of Washington School of Law. “Hyenas at the Gates: Teaching Problem-Based Health Care Law and Ethics in Rural Ethiopia.”

The Program will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 8:30 -- 10:15 a.m. and is currently scheduled to be in the Maryland Suite A, Lobby Level, Washington Marriott Hotel. The LMH Section's Business Meeting will be held at the conclusion of the Program.

- Jennifer S. Bard

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