The SLU LAW Summations podcast is a 15-20 minute dive into a diverse mix of legal topics. Each episode will explore a fresh legal matter with a member of the Saint Louis University School of Law faculty.
With the work of organizations like Forward through Ferguson, racial equity has come to the forefront of conversations on race in St. Louis. Much research is being done on how change can happen in the areas of racial and gender equity in health care, the workplace and our government. In this episode we are joined by one of our new faculty members, Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby. Ruqaiijah specializes in racial disparities in health care, the political economy of health care and social justice in medical research. She is also working at the University level to start a Center for Equity and an Institute for Healing Justice and Equity.
The confirmation process for Justice Brett Kavanaugh captivated the country. The stakes were high and the drama even more so. And now our process is forever changed. But what got us here? And how will it look in the future? In this episode we are joined by adjunct professor Greg Willard. Greg served as White House Staff Assistant and personal aide to President Gerald R. Ford. He teaches a seminar on the American presidency and presidential power.
New technologies in healthcare are developed at a rapid pace with legal standards and the FDA often left playing catch up. From artificial intelligence to blockchain technology and nanorobots, regulating the industry can be an ever-changing challenge. In this episode, we are joined by one of the newest members of the SLU LAW faculty, Professor Ana Santos Rutschman. Ana is an expert in bio technology. She teaches and writes in the areas of health law, intellectual property, innovations in life sciences and law and technology.
The trial of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has captivated the local and nationwide
media and general public. The case is complex and the trial of a public official in
office is rare. The charges are unique and provide an interesting legal lesson. In
this episode, we are joined by Anders Walker, the Lillie Myers professor of law and
associate dean for research and engagement. Dean Walker is a criminal law expert who
has been following the case since the indictment and is here to help us unpack the
issues on trial.
Broad shifts in U.S. policy have long affected population health in our country and
beyond. As we face an era of alternative facts, distrust in research and isolationism,
we experience a whole new set of questions. How do we create policies that keep us
safe when we can’t agree on the facts? In this episode, we are joined by Professor
Rob Gatter. Rob is the director of SLU LAW’s Center for Health Law Studies. The Center
is hosting the 30th annual health symposium on April 6. Public Health Law in the Era
of Alternative Facts, Isolationism, and the One Percent will be a full day symposium
in Scott Hall discussing how broad shifts in U.S. policy affect population health.
This January we rang in the new year with a new piece of tax legislation. One that
was laden with controversy and confusion, not to mention many revisions, often making
it difficult to decipher fact from fiction. Since we're now well into tax season,
we wanted to explore what this new law means for us average citizens, and what we
can expect in the years to come. In this episode, we are joined by Professor Kerry
Ryan. Kerry has been teaching a variety of tax law classes at SLU LAW since joining
the faculty in 2005. She also serves as the chair of the ABA section of taxation:
teaching taxation committee.