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Health Law Scholars Workshop

Saint Louis University's Health Law Scholars Workshop is a collegial forum in which faculty new to health law and bioethics scholarship present works-in-progress and receive in-depth advice and critique from experienced scholars and teachers in the field of health law and bioethics.

Health Law Scholars 2021

The Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME) are pleased to announce the 2022 Health Law Scholars Workshop.

The Health Law Scholars Workshop is a collegial forum in which faculty new to health law and bioethics scholarship present works-in-progress and receive in-depth advice from experienced scholars and teachers in the field. The workshop encourages health and bioethics scholarship, fosters the professional development of emerging scholars, and furthers the sense of community among health law academics. Past scholars have placed their papers for publication in preeminent law journals.

About the Workshop Weekend

Scholars workshop their works-in-progress before a group of experienced peer reviewers and commentators. Each author’s work-in-progress accepted for the Health Law Scholars Workshop will be read in advance by several faculty members in relevant fields. During the workshop weekend, each author presents their paper to the entire group. After extensive oral feedback from the readers, the floor is opened for a sustained exchange between the presenter and the full group.

The workshop draws health law and bioethics scholars from across the country, inviting senior faculty from a variety of law schools and disciplines to review the works-in-progress and participate in the weekend. The workshop also draws on the expertise of  faculty from the  Saint Louis University Center for Health Law Studies, School of Medicine, College for Public Health and Social Justice, Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, and Center for Health Care Ethics.

Call for Papers

A nominating committee selects the papers to be presented at the workshop. The committee looks for papers with an original thesis that will contribute to the scholarly literature. The workshop is designed primarily to provide feedback on articles intended for spring submission to law review journals. The workshop is not intended to review published work or papers already accepted for publication.  

The workshop is designed for those new to law journal scholarship as they navigate the challenges of the promotion and tenure process. While the workshop welcomes abstracts from fellows, visiting professors, and post-docs, the nominating committee gives priority to authors in tenure track and long-term contract positions at the pre-tenure and pre-full professor levels. An important goal of this workshop is to connect those new to academia with mid-level and senior scholars who can provide valuable mentoring. We also seek to promote an inclusive and equitable environment in the workshop and within the academy.  

Those interested in presenting a health law or bioethics work-in-progress at the Health Law Scholars Workshop should submit a 500-word abstract to Amy Sanders at Saint Louis University School of Law by April 13, 2022. Because a blind selection process is used, please do not include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, or other identifying information in the abstract. 

Please send questions about the submission process to Professor Sidney D. Watson at sidney.watson@slu.edu or 314-807-4792.

Submit by mail or e-mail to: 
Amy Sanders, Associate Director 
Center for Health Law Studies 
Saint Louis University School of Law 
100 N. Tucker Blvd. 
St. Louis, MO 63101 
314-977-8176 
amy.sanders@slu.edu 

Important Dates
  • April 13:  Submission of Abstracts for Consideration
  • May 25:  Notification of Selection of Workshop Scholars
  • August 30:  Works-in-Progress Due    
  • Sept. 29 – Oct. 1:  Scholars Weekend 
Past Health Law Scholars

2021

  • Doron Dorfman, Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Taleed El-Sabawi, Florida International University College of Law
  • Leah Fowler, University of Houston Law Center
  • Sara Gerke, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law

2020

  • Greer Donley, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Jennifer Oliva, University of California Hastings College of the Law
  • Anya Prince, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Gabriel Scheffler, University of Miami School of Law

2019

  • Matiangai V. S. Sirleaf, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Michael Ulrich, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Katye Spector-Bagdady, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Jacob Elberg, Seton Hall School of Law

2018

  • Claudia E. Haupt, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Myrisha Lewis, William & Mary Law School
  • Ana Santos Rutschman, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • Megan S. Wright, Penn State-Dickinson School of Law and Penn State College of Medicine

2017

  • Govind Persad, University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
  • Medha D. Makhlouf, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law
  •  Jalayne Arias, Georgia State School of Public Health
  • Matthew J.B. Lawrence, Emory University School of Law

2016

  • Rachel Sachs, Washington University School of Law
  • Jasmine Harris, University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law
  • Wendy Netter Epstein, DePaul University College of Law
  • Elizabeth McCuskey, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law

2015

  • Patricia J. Zettler, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Valarie Blake, West Virginia University College of Law
  • W. Nicholson Price, University of Michigan School of Law
  • Craig Konnoth, University of Virginia School of Law

2014

  • Jessica Lind Mantel, University of Houston Law Center
  • Erin Fuse Brown, Georgia State University College of Law
  • John Aloysius Cogan, Jr., University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Elizabeth Sepper, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law

2013

  • Diana R. H. Winters, UCLA School of Law, Resnick Center for Food Law & Policy
  • Katherine Vukadin, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Anna Laakmann, Novartis
  • Zack Buck, The University of Tennessee College of Law

2012

  • Leo Beletsky, Northeastern University School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  • Lindsay F. Wiley, University of California Los Angeles School of Law
  • Alena Allen, University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Christina S. Ho, Rutgers School of Law

2011

  • Paul J. Litton, University of Missouri School of Law
  • Ann Marie Marciarille, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Kristen Underhill, Columbia Law School
  • Michelle N. Meyer, Center for Translational Bioethics, Geisinger Health System

2010

  • Katrice Bridges Copeland, Penn State Law – University Park
  • Jeffery Hammond, Faulkner University School of Law
  • Stacey Lee, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
  • Jessica L. Roberts, University of Houston Law Center

2009

  • Kimani Paul-emile, Fordham University School Of Law
  • Lance Gable, Wayne State University School Of Law
  • Kate Greenwood, U.S. Food & Drug Administration.
  • Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School

2008

  • Susan Cancelosi, Wayne State University School Of Law
  • Micah Berman, The Ohio State University Moritz College Of Law
  • Nadia Sawicki, Loyola University Chicago School Of Law
  • Efthimios Parasidis, The Ohio State University Moritz College Of Law

2007

  • Lisa Tripp, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
  • Fazal Khan, University of Georgia School Of Law
  • Barbara Evans, University  of Florida Levin College of Law

2006

  • Sandra J. Carnahan, South Texas College Of Law
  • Adam Kolber, Brooklyn Law School
  • Thaddeus Mason Pope, Mitchell Hamline University School Of Law
  • B. Jessie Hill, Case Western Reserve University School Of Law

2005

  • Adam Mossoff, George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Frank Pasquale, Brooklyn Law School
  • Vickie J. Williams, John Hopkins All Children's Hospital
  • Eric Claeys, George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Adam Kolber, Brooklyn Law School

2004

  • Elizabeth Weeks, University Of Georgia School Of Law
  • Robert Katz, Indiana University Robert H. Mckinney School Of Law
  • John Hasnas, Georgetown University Mcdonough School Of Business
  • Amy Campbell, University Of Illinois Chicago John Marshall Law School

2003

  • Theodore Ruger, University Of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Kevin Outterson, Boston University School Of Law
  • Kimberly Mutcherson, Rutgers School Of Law
  • Michael J. Malinowski, Louisiana State University Law Center

2002

  • Barbara J. Zabawa, Center for Health and Wellness Law
  • Robert Gatter, Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Brietta R. Clark, Loyola Marymount Law School Los Angeles
  • Dayna Bowen Matthew, The George Washington University Law School
Recent Reviewers
  • Heather Bednarek, SLU Chaifetz School of Business
  • Harold Braswell, SLU Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics  
  • Zack Buck*, University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Elizabeth Chiarello, SLU College of Arts & Sciences
  • Brietta Clark, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola School of Law  
  • James M. Dubois, Washington University, School of Medicine
  • Barbara Evans*, University of Houston Law Center
  • Irene Graham, SLU School of Medicine, Center for Vaccine Development
  • Tim Greaney, (Emeritus) Saint Louis University School of Law; UC Hastings College of Law
  • Sam Halabi, University of Missouri School of Law
  • Mark Hall, Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Leslie Hinyard, SLU Center for Outcomes Research
  • Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Diane Hoffmann, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Nina Kohn, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Trudo Lemmens, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
  • Elizabeth McCuskey*, University of Toledo, College of Law
  • Fred Rottnek, SLU School of Medicine and Doisy College of Health Sciences
  • Ross Silverman, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Lindsay Wiley*, UCLA School of Law
  • Robert Gatter*, Jesse Goldner, Sandra Johnson, Elizabeth Pendo, Ana Santos Rutchman*, Sidney Watson, Ruquaiijah Yearby, Saint Louis University School of Law 

*Denotes past Health Law Scholar

Nominating Committee Members
  • Nathan Cortez, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Brietta Clark, Loyola Marymount University, Loyola School of Law 
  • Robert Gatter, SLU LAW 
  • Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University School of Law 
  • Diane Hoffmann, University of Maryland School of Law 
  • John Jacobi, Seton Hall School of Law 
  • Joan Krause, University of North Carolina School of Law 
  • Kevin Outterson, Boston University School of Law 
  • Robert Schwartz, (Emeritus) University of New Mexico School of Law 
  • Sidney Watson, SLU LAW, Chair 
  • Lindsay Wiley, UCLA School of Law