This Fall, The Georgetown Law Journal will host their biennial symposium with the theme Law and the Nation’s Health, in collaboration with the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. This timely and important topic is intended both to address an issue central to the United States’ political climate, particularly given the upcoming 2020 presidential election, and celebrate the work of Georgetown University Law Center Professor, Lawrence O. Gostin.

The symposium will bring together important and influential scholars of national and global health law and will be organized around three key themes: the law of women’s health and equity; the law of universal health coverage; and the state of global health law. The symposium will offer a forum for Georgetown University staff and students, scholars and practitioners of health law, and a broader universe of legislators and regulators to make a critical assessment of global and national health law, particularly as it plays into broader domestic and international debates on health care policy and legislation.

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Draft Agenda

9:30 A.M. – 9:45 A.M. Introductory Remarks
Caitlin Haynes and Grace Paras | Georgetown University Law Center Journal
John T. Monohan | Georgetown University

 9:45 A.M. – 11:15 A.M. The Affordable Care Act 10 Years On
David Hyman | Georgetown University Law Center
Abbe Gluck | Yale University School of Law
Dayna Bowen Matthew | University of Virginia School of Law
Gregg Bloche | Georgetown University Law Center
Moderated by Emily Whelan Parento, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville

11:15-11:30 A.M. Coffee & Tea Break

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Keynote Address
Lawrence O. Gostin | Georgetown University Law Center
Introduction by Tony Fauci

 12:30 – 1:30 P.M. Lunch

1:30 P.M. – 2:45 P.M. The Law of Women’s Health and Equity
Helen M. Alvare | Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
Mary T. Bassett | Harvard University
Jennifer Prah Ruger | University of Pennsylvania
Moderated by Nan Hunter, Georgetown University Law Center

 2:45-3:00 P.M. Coffee & Tea Break

3:00 P.M. – 4:15 P.M. Developments in Global Health Law
I. Glenn Cohen | Harvard Law School
Sam Halabi | University of Missouri School of Law
Rebecca Reingold | Georgetown University Law Center
Moderated by Maeve McKean, Georgetown University

 4:15 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Closing Remarks
Caitlin Haynes & Grace Paras | The Georgetown Law Journal

 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Reception

Download the Symposium Agenda.