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Craig Konnoth will discuss his paper, “Medical Civil Rights.”
Craig Konnoth is Associate Professor of Law at Colorado Law. His work lies at the intersection of health law and policy, bioethics, civil rights, and technology. His papers consider how health privacy burdens are created and distributed, how medical discourse is used both to enable and harm civil rights and autonomy, and how technology can be used to improve health outcomes. He has examined these issues in in contexts as diverse as religion and biblical counseling, consumer rights and transparency, FDA regulation, and collection of individual data. His publications have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Hastings Law Journal, the Penn Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the online companions to the Penn Law Review & the Washington & Lee Law Review, and as chapters in edited volumes.
Before arriving at the University of Colorado, Craig was a Sharswood and Rudin Fellow at Penn Law School and NYU Medical School, where he taught health information law, health law, and LGBT health law and bioethics. Before that he was the Deputy Solicitor General and the Inaugural Earl Warren Fellow at the California Department of Justice where he litigated primarily before the United States Supreme Court, and also before the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Cases involved the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, Facebook privacy policies, and cellphone searches. Before moving into government, Craig was the R. Scott Hitt Fellow in Law & Policy at the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, where he focused on issues affecting same-sex partners, long term care, and Medicaid coverage issues, and drafted HIV rights legislation. He holds a J.D. from Yale, and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge. He clerked for Judge Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop, led by Professor I. Glenn Cohen, provides a forum for discussion of new scholarship from leading researchers and opinion-makers in the fields at the intersection of health and law.
Workshops are held on Monday evenings from 5-7 pm, and are open to the public. Copies of the papers will generally be posted one week in advance on the Petrie-Flom Center website. Click here to view the full schedule.
Questions about the workshop can be directed to jminnich at law.harvard.edu