Thursday, September 4, 2014
The HealthLawProf Blog would like to welcome guest blogger Assistant Professor Jennifer Brobst. Here is her short bio:
Jennifer A. Brobst is an Assistant Professor and the new Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy at Southern Illinois University School of Law, which has an emphasis in rural health law and an award-winning medical-legal partnership program. She is transitioning into the role with the generous partnership and support of the former Director and founder of the Center, Prof. W. Eugene Basanta, who is retiring. Prof. Brobst comes to SIU from a clinical faculty position at North Carolina Central University School of Law, where she served for eight years as the Legal Director of the Center for Child and Family Health in Durham, North Carolina. The Center for Child and Family Health is an interdisciplinary non-profit medical-legal partnership, focusing on treatment for child traumatic stress and best practices in abuse prevention, with a consortium of psychiatry, social work and pediatric medicine faculty from Duke University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University (NCCU). She previously served as the first Clinical Supervising Attorney for the NCCU Domestic Violence Clinic, and has a strong experiential focus in nonprofit and government victims rights work. She received her B.A. from the University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa (1991) (Social Anthropology and Archaeology), J.D. from the University of San Diego (1996), and LL.M. from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand (2001). Her scholarship and national presentations have focused on international comparative child abuse laws in British Commonwealth nations, American fetal homicide laws, attorney mental health and ethics, expert witness testimony, and government transparency and Sunshine laws. She is the author of the annually revised deskbook Admissibility of Evidence in North Carolina, in the North Carolina Practice Series by Thomson Reuters. Prof. Brobst teaches courses in Public Health Law, Scientific Evidence, Professional Responsibility, Criminal Law, Evidence, Domestic Violence Law, Mental Health Law, and Children and the Law.