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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Introducing Co-Editor Thomas L. Hafemeister

The Health Law Prof Blog is very proud to introduce our newest Co-Editor, Thomas L. Hafemeister. Here is his short bio. Welcome to our blogging team, Tom! 

HafemeisterThomas L. Hafemeister, J.D., Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law; Associate Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine.  I have been affiliated with the law school for the past ten years, where I teach what one student described as “value-added” courses in Bioethics and the Law, Medical Malpractice and Health Care Quality, Mental Health Law, and Psychiatry and Criminal Law.  I received my JD/PhD from the University of Nebraska where I was part of the first class in the first formal joint degree law-psychology program in the country.  In addition to various publications related to the courses that I teach, a colleague and I recently completed a three-year study funded by the National Institute of Justice exploring the differences between financial abuse of the elderly and other forms of elder abuse.  I am also in the process of publishing a series of articles addressing society’s response to violence across the lifespan (child abuse, intimate partner violence, elder abuse) and looking for a book contract for a series of articles on PTSD, war veterans, and the criminal justice system.  In addition, I recently agreed to serve as co-author of the Sixth Edition of Law and the Mental Health System: Civil and Criminal Aspects, which is part of the American Casebook Series published by West.


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