Health Law Chair Position at Loyola University Chicago

By Nadia N. Sawicki

I’m pleased to announce that Loyola University Chicago School of Law is seeking to fill the recently created Bernard J. Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy.  My colleagues and I at the the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy are excited for the opportunity to welcome a distinguished scholar of health law into the Loyola community.

Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Spencer Weber Waller, the chair of the search committee, at Interested candidates should submit an application at

Additional details about the position are below the fold.

Bernard J. Beazley Chair in Health Law and Policy

Loyola University Chicago School of Law, a well established urban Jesuit law school, is currently seeking candidates to fill its recently created chair in health law and policy, named in honor of law school alumnus and donor Bernard J. Beazley.

This twelve month position will entail an appointment to an endowed chair to be made at the level of full Professor of Law.

The responsibilities of the Bernard J. Beazley Chair include:
1)      Scholarly research and publication;
2)      Teaching courses in health law and policy and related areas of individual expertise;
3)      Participation in faculty governance;
4)      Active involvement in student mentoring and counseling;
5)      Engagement with faculty on health law and policy matters both within the School of Law and throughout the University;
6)      Together with other chairs and senior faculty, providing leadership for integrative research activities; and
7)      Significant engagement with academic institutions and professional organizations in health law and policy, including frequent participation in meetings and symposia.

The qualifications required for the Bernard J. Beazley Chair are:
1)      Juris Doctor degree (J.D.);
2)      Broad recognition for scholarly distinction in a recognized area of health law and policy;
3)      Established publication record in health law and policy;
4)      Clearly developed long term research agenda; and
5)      Extensive teaching experience.

Additional valued qualifications include:
1)      Significant practice experience in health law and policy or related area;
2)      Strong commitment to social justice issues; and
3)      History of active engagement with legal practice groups in areas related to health law and policy.

Interested candidates should submit an application at  At that location they should provide:
1)      A letter of interest highlighting experiences and accomplishments relevant to the position,
2)      A current curriculum vitae
3)      Names of and contact information regarding three professional references.

For further inquiries, please contact Professor Spencer Weber Waller, the chair of the search committee, at  Review of applications will begin in the fall and continue until the position is filled.

For further information about Loyola University Chicago, consult: Loyola University Chicago, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty. 

Nadia Sawicki

Nadia N. Sawicki is a Georgia Reithal Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago, and Academic Director of Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy. Her research focuses on patient decision-making and the informed consent process, particularly in the areas of end-of-life and reproductive care. Her work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals - including the New England Journal of Medicine; Law & Policy; the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics; the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics; the Journal of Clinical Ethics; the American Journal of Bioethics; and the Journal of Legal Medicine – as well as in many academic legal journals. She has previously served as a member of the American Bar Association’s Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law, and was the co-chair of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities’ Law Affinity Group. Prof. Sawicki received her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and her Masters in Bioethics from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Brown University, with a concentration in biomedical ethics. Prior to joining the Loyola faculty, Prof. Sawicki held the inaugural George Sharswood Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, served as a lecturer in History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences, practiced law with Wolf, Block, Schorr & Solis-Cohen, and clerked for the Honorable J. Curtis Joyner of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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