bioIP Faculty Workshop Call for Abstracts

The American Society for Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) is pleased to announce the 4th annual bioIP Faculty Workshop on Friday April 26, 2019, at Boston University.

The Workshop offers a unique opportunity for three scholars in their first decade of teaching to present their work in progress for in-depth critique and commentary by respected senior scholars in the field.

Topics for the workshop are at the intersection of biotechnology, life sciences, food and drug law, and intellectual property, broadly defined (hence bioIP). A Review Committee comprised of faculty from Boston University, Georgia State University College of Law, and the Loyola University Chicago School of Law will select papers for the Workshop in a blinded process. Papers should present an original thesis and contribute to scholarly literature.

The articles most likely to benefit from the extensive feedback provided during the Workshop are those not yet submitted for publication. Accordingly, the Workshop will not review published work or work that will be published by the date of the Workshop. There is no publication commitment associated with the Workshop.

Scholars with less than ten years of teaching experience, including VAPS and Fellows, are eligible for participation in the Workshop. Those interested in participating should submit an abstract (up to 750 words) of the proposed paper (without identifying information) along with a C.V. to Ted Hutchinson, Executive Director of the ASLME at by November 2, 2018.

Selected abstracts will be announced by the end of November with the full draft papers due by April 5, 2019. The organizers will cover reasonable travel and lodging expenses for the selected scholars to travel to Boston for the Workshop on April 26, 2019. A speakers dinner will be held the night before.

For questions, please email Kevin Outterson at

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