Tuesday: “Law and the Nation’s Health”

October 11, 2019

Georgetown Law Journal symposium will explore the ACA at 10, women's health & equity, global health

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Georgetown Law Journal will hold its biennial symposium with the theme “Law and the Nation’s Health.”


The Georgetown Law Journal’s “Law and the Nation’s Health” symposium will bring together leading domestic health and global health scholars whose work has significant influence on contemporary health policy debates. The symposium will feature panels on legal dimensions of the Affordable Care Act, women’s health and global health; and celebrate the work of prolific health law scholar Lawrence O. Gostin, the faculty director of Georgetown Law’s O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law and director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National & Global Health Law.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


9:30 a.m. – Introductory Remarks

Caitlin Haynes, The Georgetown Law Journal • John T. Monahan, Georgetown University

9:45 a.m. – The Affordable Care Act 10 Years On

David Hyman, Georgetown Law • Abbe Gluck, Yale Law • Dayna Bowen Matthew, UVA Law • M. Gregg Bloche, Georgetown Law • Emily Whelan Parento (moderator), Univ. of Louisville Law

11:30 a.m. – Keynote Address

Introduction by Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Keynote by Lawrence O. Gostin, Georgetown Law

1:30 p.m. – The Law of Women’s Health and Equity

Helen M. Alvare, George Mason University Law • Mary T. Bassett, Harvard University 
• Jennifer Prah Ruger, University of Pennsylvania 
• Nan Hunter (moderator), Georgetown Law

3:00 p.m. – Developments in Global Health Law

I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law •
 Sam Halabi, University of Missouri Law • Rebecca Reingold, Georgetown Law •  Maeve McKean (moderator), Georgetown University

4:15 – Closing Remarks

George Paras, The Gerogetown Law Journal

Reception to follow.


Georgetown Law
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor
120 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001