The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD), and the Disability-Inclusive Climate Action Research Programme (DICARP) at McGill Law Faculty are pleased to announce a call for submissions for the following digital symposium hosted by Bill of Health:
American law on reproduction seems likely to change, perhaps radically, in 2022, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers challenges to state laws limiting abortion. In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Court is considering a substantive Mississippi ban on almost all abortions after 15 weeks; in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. Texas, the Court is considering the more procedural Texas “bounty hunter” statute for enforcing a ban on abortions after about five weeks.
In anticipation of the Court rulings on these cases, the Journal of Law and the Biosciences will publish a limited number of submissions as a two-part special issue on this general topic. The issue will focus on abortion law, but also include near-future issues for other human reproductive practices and technologies.
Contribute to the 2022 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference and subsequent book project!
Through October 14, 2021, the Petrie-Flom Center is accepting abstracts for its annual conference. The 2022 annual conference will focus on ethical, legal, and regulatory challenges and opportunities around at home digital health technology.
This conference will engage with the vision for a 21st century health care system that embraces the potential of at home digital products to support diagnoses, improve care, encourage caregivers, maximize pandemic resilience, and allow individuals to stay within the home when preferable. The goals of this conference and subsequent book project are to consider the ethical, sociological, regulatory, and legal challenges and opportunities presented by the implementation of digital products that support clinical diagnosis and/or treatment in patients’ homes over the next decade.
Interested in submitting an abstract, but want to know more about what we’re looking for? Read through the following frequently asked questions.
By Carmel Shachar and Katie Kraschel
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted virtually every facet of day-to-day life.
This disruption has forced us to examine baseline choices and assumptions about how to deliver health care, participate in public discourse, provide access to education, and support the workforce. This “great revision” will continue in several iterative stages: an immediate response to the crisis, a modulation as the pandemic continues, and a resolution into a “new normal.”
The Petrie-Flom Center and the Solomon Center for Health Law Policy are interested in tracking when crisis settles into the new normal and articulating how public policy and law should respond to that evolution.
The Journal of Philosophy of Disability (JPD) is a new journal devoted to the philosophical study of disability.
Disability is central to human life. As the slogan from disability studies goes: “disability is everywhere, once you know how to look for it.” After a steady stream of scholarship from the 1990s onward, work in the field of philosophy of disability has expanded exponentially. Despite this explosion, there has never been a peer-reviewed journal devoted to scholarship in the field of philosophy of disability. Until now.
The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Annals of Health Law & Life Sciences invite original submissions for presentations at our Thirteenth Annual Health Law Symposium: Addressing the Health Care Needs of Justice-Involved Populations. The Symposium will take place at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on Friday, November 15, 2019 beginning at 9:00am.
The Symposium will explore legal barriers that justice-involved populations face in accessing health care, and address how those barriers can be alleviated. “Justice-involved populations” generally refers to individuals who are incarcerated in prisons, jails, immigrant detention centers, juvenile detention centers, on probation, or individuals who are otherwise involved with the U.S. justice system. Read More
Our celebrated and generous colleague Eleanor Kinney passed away late last year. To honor her and her legacy, the Indiana Health Law Review is soliciting papers for an honorary special issue. The papers should be substantive new work by the author, but we invite the author to reflect on Eleanor’s work, legacy, or the how the work submitted was influenced by Eleanor’s work.
This is an initial call for proposals. Proposals should take the form of an abstract in the 100-200 word range. Abstracts will be reviewed by an editorial committee comprised of IU McKinney faculty and past and present editors of the Indiana Health Law Review. Abstracts should be submitted before June 1, 2019 in order to be considered for this special issue. Final papers should be 4,000-6,000 words in length and will be due by August 15, 2019. Read More
Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s nationally acclaimed Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is pleased to invite original research submissions for the annual Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Workshop on Friday, September 6, 2019.
Loyola is currently soliciting 750-1,000 word abstracts reflecting early to mid-stage ideas for the purpose of workshopping full drafts with expert commentators and other scholars.
Modeled after successful events for law professors and scholars in other areas, we will organize scholars in topical panels of authors plus an expert commentator, where all panelists have read the material of panel members. We will allot each author time for presentation, followed by intensive discussion with expert commentators and scholar attendees. Full article drafts will be available at least two weeks prior to the event to all scholar participants so that participating scholars can review these to provide effective feedback to all other scholars.
To ensure effective feedback, the workshop aims to select a maximum of eight scholars. Read More
As a scholar working in health law and bioethics, a persistent concern of mine has been the somewhat limited connections between those fields and scholars in the social sciences, particularly political science, economics, and sociology.
Perhaps the best venue for interchange among the social sciences and law may be less well known among folks in health law and bioethics than it should be (at least to judge from inquiries I received when I posted a recent call for papers on the mcw bioethics listserv): the Law and Society Association (LSA).
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.