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Jaharis Faculty Fellows in Health Law and Intellectual Property

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A DePaul College of Law endowment funds a faculty fellowship program for scholars to create and disseminate scholarship and teach courses where two dynamic legal fields are increasingly intersecting—intellectual property/information technology (IP/IT) and health law, broadly construed. The fellowship is designed to encourage scholars interested in entering a career in legal academia in these fields.  The Jaharis Faculty Fellows work with and are mentored by faculty from DePaul Law’s nationally ranked Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute (JHLI) and Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology CIPLIT®)​.​

Job Responsibilities

The Fellow will be expected to: 

  • Teach curricular offerings at the intersection of health & IP/IT

  • Write and present scholarly work in health & IP/IT

  • Supervise and advise JD, LLM and MLS students in these areas

  • Support the work of CIPLIT and JHLI

The appointment will be for one academic year, with the possibility of extending for one additional year.

  • JD degree or equivalent

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Either relevant job experience or relevant scholarly work at the intersection of health law and IP/IT


​​Past Fellows


Professor Rutschman is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on vaccine law and policy, the regulation of emerging health technologies and access to medicines. Her book, Vaccines as Technology: Innovation, Barriers and the Public Health, was published in 2022 by Cambridge University Press.  


Professor Tschider is a renowned scholar whose work examines legal issues in artificial intelligence, international data protection, information privacy, cybersecurity law and healthcare medical device technology. She is the author of International Cybersecurity and Privacy Law in Practice (Wolters Kluwer 2023), and Cybersecurity Law: An Interdisciplinary Problem (West 2020, with Derek Bambauer, Gus Hurwitz and David Thaw). 


Professor Koch is an esteemed scholar of bioethics, public policy and health law, whose work concentrates on how medical and technological advances have informed and transformed the law, identifying ways in which law and policy is – or is not – equipped to address changes in technology and practice. 

Professor Stavroulaki’s teaching and research interests include antitrust, health law, and law and inequality. Her book, Healthcare, Quality Concerns and Competition law: A systematic Approach (Hart Publishing 2023) explores how health care quality concerns are considered by competition authorities on both sides of the Atlantic.  

Professor Bassan is a legal scholar with expertise in (bio)ethics, health policy, innovation and information technology law, and ethics. In particular, she focuses on regulation of reproductive practices and the regulation of innovative technologies, such as data mining, Big Data and intelligent systems. Her book Regulating Cross-Border Surrogacy is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. 


Professor Campbell is a medical ethicist, medical-legal scholar and certified health care compliance specialist. In her teaching and research, she views the health care system through an interdisciplinary lens, identifying problems that impact patient care and health outcomes, with a focus on how technological advances in medicine impact patient decision-making and the dying process. She also is passionate about correcting systemic errors that contribute to premature death. 


Professor Weinmeyer researches important questions of public health law, health policy and bioethics, and he applies mixed methods to empirical questions in health law. His PhD dissertation explores the public toilet crisis in the United States and provides an in-depth look at the legal and policy changes needed to improve public toilet availability and accessibility.