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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Introducing Guest Blogger Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law Tara A. Ragone

HealthLawProf Blog is very pleased to welcome the second of our bloggers for the month of October, Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law Tara A. Ragone. The following is her short bio: 

Ragone_lg_1Tara Adams Ragone joined the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy as a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law in 2011. Her research and writing for the Center focus on implementation of health care reform, accountable care organizations, health care access, prescription drug abuse, and issues related to the representation of health care professionals. Ms. Ragone also developed and teaches a health law skills course that explores substantive law and skills specific to three common health law practice settings. She also advises the health law moot court team and regularly contributes to Seton Hall Law’s Health Reform Watch blog.


Ms. Ragone came to Seton Hall from the State of New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General, Division of Law, where she served as Deputy Attorney General in the Professional Boards Prosecution Section. She primarily prosecuted licensing actions before the State Board of Medical Examiners and the Office of Administrative Law and represented the State in federal civil rights actions brought by licensees. Ms. Ragone also twice appeared before the Supreme Court of New Jersey in a case of first impression involving a commercial speech challenge to the Court’s Rule of Professional Conduct governing attorney firm names. 

Ms. Ragone received her B.A. in Government and Philosophy, summa cum laude, from the College of William and Mary in 1996, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After college, she worked on a variety of domestic policy issues, including campaign finance reform, as a research assistant and verifier at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Ms. Ragone graduated magna cum laude from New York University School of Law in 2001, where she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Service Scholar, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and served as Senior Articles Editor for the New York University Annual Survey of American Law. At graduation, she received the Vanderbilt Medal and the Samuel A. Levy Memorial Award. 

Before joining the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Ms. Ragone served as a law clerk to the Honorable Allyne R. Ross of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the Honorable Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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