Status of Georgetown Law Campus for Thursday, March 22

The Law Center will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 22, 2018, with Liberal Leave and Instructional Continuity in place. Classes start at their normal time. Emergency employees report on time.


David Super is a Professor of Law who researches and teaches a range subjects, including Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Evidence, Health Law, Legislation, Local Government Law, Property, Public Welfare Law, Tax Law, and Torts. Professor Super’s Public Welfare Law casebook closely examines Medicaid and other health programs, and his recent Stanford Law Review article focuses on health care reform and the significance of the Affordable Care Act. Professor Super previously served as general counsel of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and as staff attorney for the National Health Law Program, writing numerous papers on Medicaid and health care reform.  

Lawrence Gostin is University Professor and he is Faculty Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and was the Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University, Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law & the Public's Health at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. Professor Gostin is also the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, and he serves on the WHO Director-General's Advisory Committee on Reforming the World Health Organization. His recent books include Global Health Law, Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader, and Principles of Mental Health Law & Practice.

Maxwell Gregg Bloche is Professor of Law and he is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on health law and policy. He is the Co-Director of the Georgetown-Johns Hopkins Joint Program in Law and Public Health and author of The Hippocratic Myth: Why Doctors Are Under Pressure to Ration Care, Practice Politics, and Compromise Their Promise to Heal. Professor Bloche’s writing has appeared in a wide range of venues, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs and the Journal of the American Medical Association; leading law reviews; and media outlets including the New York Times and Washington Post.  He was a health care advisor to President Obama’s 2008 campaign, as well as the presidential transition, and he spoke frequently for the campaign as a “surrogate.”

Nan Hunter is Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Graduate Programs. Her primary scholarship has spanned three areas: state regulation of sexuality and gender, health law, and procedure. Her work has been published in many law journals, and several of her articles have been selected for reprinting in anthologies. With William Eskridge, she wrote the first casebook to conceptualize sexuality and gender law as embodying a dynamic relationship between state regulation, sexual practices, and gender norms. Her most recent health law scholarship focuses on the intersection of health care systems with democratic theory. Her awards include the Pioneer of Courage award from the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

Oscar Cabrera is Executive Director of the O'Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law and a Visiting Professor of Law. He is a foreign-trained attorney who earned his law degree in his home country of Venezuela, and his Master of Laws with concentration in Health Law and Policy at the University of Toronto. He has worked on projects with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, among other organizations. He has studied and is interested in various health law related fields, such as public health law, sexual and reproductive rights, health and human rights, global tobacco litigation and health systems law and policy.

Patricia King is a Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law with expertise in the study of law, medicine, ethics and public policy. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She is the co-author of Cases and Materials on Law, Science and Medicine. She teaches Family Law courses and offers a seminar in Bioethics and the Law. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the Hastings Center. Her work in the field of bioethics has included service on the HEW-Advisory Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research, the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, and the Ethics, Legal and Social Issues Working Group of the Human Genome Project.

Sherman Cohn is Professor of Law and he specializes in the fields of civil procedure, professional responsibility, and legal issues of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine, on which he also lectures at the Georgetown Medical Center. In addition, he teaches Jewish Law. He writes and speaks on each of those subjects, and in recent years he has lectured in Germany, Colombia, Russia, Korea, China, Japan, Paraguay, Ecuador, Israel, and Italy. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees (formerly Chair) of the Maryland University of Integrative Health. He has served as the President of the National Acupuncture Foundation, chair of the Board of the Tai Hsuan Foundation, and a member of the Board of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance.

Timothy Westmoreland is Professor from Practice and he has worked extensively on public health and health finance policy. He works closely with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and teaches about legislation and statutory interpretation, health law, and budget policy. He has written about health reform, universal health insurance, and Medicaid expansion in scholarly publications, and authored the book Legal Solutions in Health Reform: Project Overview and Emerging Themes. Professor Westmoreland served as Director of the Medicaid program during the Clinton administration and as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1979-1995.

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