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Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop: Kimani Paul-Emile

November 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Kimani Paul-Emile will discuss her paper, “Americans on Drugs: Six Drugs, Three Regimes, and the Making of the American Drug User.”

Kimani Paul-Emile is a Professor of Law, Associate Director and Head of Domestic Programs and Initiatives at Fordham Law School’s Center on Race, Law & Justice, and Faculty Co-Director of the Fordham Law School Stein Center for Law & Ethics. Dr. Paul-Emile specializes in the areas of law & biomedical ethics, law and inequality, race and the law, and health law. Her scholarship has been published widely, including in the Virginia Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, George Washington Law Review, and the New England Journal of Medicine, among others. Her co-authored article on the clinical, ethical, and legal challenges attendant to dealing with racist patients in the hospital setting has been viewed over 144,000 times, placing it in the 99th percentile of articles published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and 99th percentile of all medical journals. Dr. Paul-Emile’s scholarship has also appeared in or been covered by over 30 national and international news organizations, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Public Radio, CBS News, MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera America, and The Guardian.

Prior to pursuing her doctoral degree, Dr. Paul-Emile served as Associate Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, and practiced civil rights law at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she was a National Association for Public Interest Law (now Equal Justice Works) Fellow and later the William Moses Kunstler Fellow for Racial Justice. Dr. Paul-Emile also served as Senior Faculty Development Consultant at the New York University Center for Teaching Excellence.

Dr. Paul-Emile earned her PhD at New York University, and holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. She earned her BA, with Honors, from Brown University.

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.

Questions about the workshop can be directed to jminnich at


November 18, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:
Faculty Support Services
Petrie-Flom Center


Griswold Hall 110 Classroom


Jennifer Minnich
jminnich at