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DePaul and Loyola launch Chicago Health Law Colloquium

DePaul University College of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law will sponsor the first annual Chicago Health Law Colloquium beginning in the spring 2015 semester. DePaul and Loyola have invited six nationally renowned health law scholars to Chicago to present and discuss their current research projects. Colloquium participants will include health law faculty from Chicago-area schools and prominent health law practitioners, as well as DePaul and Loyola students selected as Chicago Health Law Colloquium Fellows.

The colloquium offers students an opportunity to advance their understanding of cutting-edge topics in the areas of health law and bioethics in a forum that goes beyond traditional classroom-based learning, bringing together Chicago’s educational and professional communities.

Spring 2015 Chicago Health Law Colloqium Scholars and Topics:

  • Michael Frakes
    Associate Professor, Northwestern University School of Law
    “The Surprising Relevance of Medical Malpractice Law” 
  • Ralph Hall
    Professor of the Practice, University of Minnesota School of Law
    “Role and Regulation of Registries and Big Data”
  • Diana Hyman Winter
    Associate Professor and Dean’s Fellow, Indiana University McKinney School of Law
    “Primary Jurisdiction and the FDA”
  • Thaddeus Pope
    Associate Professor, Director of Health Law Institute, Hamline University School of Law
    “Titrating Due Process for the Most Vulnerable: Medical Decision Making for ​Incapacitated Patients without Surrogates”
  • Valerie Gutmann Koch
    Visiting Assistant Professor, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
    “A Private Right of Action for Informed Consent in Research”
  • I. Glenn Cohen
    Assistant Professor, Co-Director of Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School
    “Are All Abortions Equal? Rape, Incest, and Abortion”

DePaul Professor Wendy Netter Epstein and Loyola Visiting Professor Eleanor D. Kinney are the lead faculty for the colloquium. Up to eights students will be chosen for Colloqium Fellowships. Students interested in applying must submit a Chicago Health Law Colloquium Application by November 10.