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Health Law & Policy

  • Greenwald receives HLS Lambda Leadership Award

    March 5, 2009

    Robert Greenwald received the HLS Lambda Leadership Award on February 28 at the organization’s annual conference on legal advocacy issues for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Greenwald is a lecturer on law and is the director of the health law clinic and the LGBT family law clinic at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center.

  • The White House

    Nancy-Ann DeParle ’83 and Jeremy Bash ’98 join Obama administration

    March 4, 2009

    Two more HLS alumni have been named to high-level posts in the Obama Administration. Nancy-Ann DeParle ’83 has been appointed director of the White House Office for Health Reform, and Jeremy Bash ’98 will be CIA Director Leon Panetta’s chief of staff.

  • Doctor's Outfit

    Clinical students, staff take part in U.S. Conference on AIDS

    October 2, 2008

    Staff and students from the WilmerHale Legal Services Center’s Health Law Clinic attended this year’s United States Conference on AIDS last month, where they introduced and described their new program to educate the public about the current state of health care law.

  • Glenn Cohen wearing bright red glasses

    Four young HLS faculty members selected to participate in Junior Faculty Forum

    May 15, 2008

    Assistant Professors I. Glenn Cohen '03, Adriaan Lanni, Jed Shugerman, and Matthew Stephenson '03 each had papers selected for the ninth annual Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum, which will take place at Yale Law School in June.

  • Ruth Ellen Fitch '83

    Tougher Goals, Softer Style

    September 1, 2005

    A hard hat sits on a bookshelf in her office. It's a requirement for visiting the construction site across from the Dimock Community Health Center, but the prop fits Ruth Ellen Fitch '83, the center's president and CEO, in more ways than one.

  • Peter Ferrara '79

    26 Years Later

    July 1, 2005

    Twenty-six years ago, Peter Ferrara '79 picked a then obscure topic for his third-year paper: Social Security solvency.

  • Richard Frank '62

    Selling Health to the Third World

    July 1, 2005

    AIDS, malaria and malnutrition claim millions of lives in the developing world every year. One approach to such problems is to provide free health products--condoms, malaria kits and vitamin supplements--to health clinics.

  • RX for a public health problem

    July 1, 2005

    Recent studies show an alarming spike in illegal Internet sales of Vicodin, OxyContin and other highly addictive or dangerous drugs to teenagers who don't have prescriptions.

  • Joseph A. Califano Jr. '55

    Is the war on drugs succeeding?

    July 1, 2005

    Drug use is down over the last 25 years, but a half million Americans are in prison for drug offenses. How should success be measured?

  • Write of Passage

    July 1, 2005

    A sampling from this year's crop of 3L papers.

  • Professor Richard H. Fallon

    Fallon on the Supreme Court and Medical Marijuana

    September 1, 2004

    This winter, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a tug-of-war between the states and the federal government over drug policy. We asked constitutional law expert Professor Richard H. Fallon to predict how the Court will rule.

  • Illustration: Burger sitting on the judge's stand

    Food Fight

    September 24, 2002

    The new battle against fast food has found an important ally in Richard Daynard '67, president of the Tobacco Control Resource Center at Northeastern University School of Law.

  • Professor W. Kip Viscusi

    Risky Business

    September 24, 2002

    Not many people have to specify that they don't think it's a good thing that cigarettes kill people. But W. Kip Viscusi mentions it nonetheless because his work--and its subject matter--can be oversimplified, he says. Not to mention vilified.

  • Ira Burnim

    Consumer Advocate

    October 1, 2001

    Ira Burnim's clients are not like the rest of us. They don't want any help. They're just not worth the money, the time, the trouble. They're better off locked away, out of sight.

  • Parenting Choices, Professor Martha A. Field and Valerie A. Sanchez

    April 25, 2000

    In their new book, excerpted below, Martha A. Field and Valerie A. Sanchez present their views of American legal doctrine and social policies that have influenced and still govern procreation and parenting by persons with retardation.