JLB will become the preeminent outlet to publish cutting-edge scholarship wherever law and the biosciences intersect. The journal will take a broad and interdisciplinary view of these areas, publishing articles on topics generally considered part of bioethics or neuroethics, such as the ethical, legal, and social implications of reproductive technologies, genetics, stem cell research, neuroscience, or human biological enhancement. At the same time, JLB will be a home for work that speaks directly to legal issues where the biosciences can be involved, such as food and drug regulation, biosciences patent law, scientific evidence, and criminal responsibility.
Blogging highlights from Rutgers-Camden (conference coordinated by Professor Kimberly Mutcherson)
A few blog highlights from the Beyond Roe conference at Rutgers-Camden:
Excellent Keynote remarks presented by Byllye Avery, founder of Black Women’s Health Imperative and MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (aka Genius Award). Dr. Avery urges a close examination of the states challenging reproductive access. She explains a link between former slave states as the new battlefront in reproductive equality…
June Carbone gives a provocative preview of her forthcoming book with Naomi Cahn: The Marriage Market
Dazon Dixon Diallo, President of Sister Love, Inc-presents new empirical data on race, youth, and reproductive decision-making and African American youths’ perspectives on abortion.
Young scholars to watch out for:
Aziza Ahmed, Assistant Professor at Northeastern School of Law presents a project on Scientific Expertise in Abortion Jurisprudence.
Lisa Kelly, SJD candidate at Harvard Law School gives an enlightening talk on Transnational abortion rights and the litigation emerging in Latin American countries.
Terrific project on the rise by Grace Howard, a PhD student at Rutgers University who presented a talk: When the Crime is Birth: “Meth Babies” and the Limits of Pure White
The Petrie-Flom Center is proud to announce our new website: http://petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/. The site continues to provide key information about the Center, our fellows, and events, but it is now poised to become the go-to place for news, scholarship, and other information on health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics.
Please stop by and take a look at some of the great new features:
Our front page now highlights key national and international news stories in our fields, as well as news and scholarly announcements regarding our affiliates, recent blog posts from here at Bill of Health, and an at-a-glance view of our upcoming events.
At our new events page, you can view – and share – all upcoming events, or sort items by type: lectures/panels, conferences, and workshops. You can also view an archive of our previous events (which is still in development) and watch event videos as they become available.
We have added a resources page, where you can find primers on key topics in health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics, including the Affordable Care Act, conflicts of interest, conscience, human subjects research, gene patenting, reproductive rights, vaccines, and more. You can also head to this page to find scholarship and media commentary from our affiliates.
For students, there are now pages (also in development) collating curricular resources and programs at Harvard and elsewhere.
The new site allows us to tag items by subject, which will making searching for what you’re interested in easier and more informative. Scroll down to the footer to see popular tags.
Finally, check back soon for a new “Opportunities” tab, where we’ll highlight jobs, fellowships, and other items of interest in the fields of health law policy, biotechnology, and bioethics from beyond the Petrie-Flom Center.
As we launch the new site, there are sure to be a few kinks. Please let us know if you find something that isn’t working quite as it should, or if you need help locating something from our old webpage.
We’d love to hear your feedback! In particular, if you have ideas for our key topics initiative, or another resource that ought to be included under the For Students tab, please let us know.
You can also follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on PFC news and announcements.
Purpose: This award recognizes promising health law students with an aptitude for and commitment to a career in health law with a focus on the legal and compliance issues within the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical technology industries.
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 swalle1 at luc.edu. Interested candidates should submit an application at www.careers.luc.edu.
Want to know more about the ethics of aid? Want to hear the inspiring talk that’s convinced students across the northeast to take global poverty seriously? Join Harvard High-Impact Philanthropy for our first talk of the semester with ethicist Larry Temkin! RSVP here for
Each year, millions of children die from readily preventable causes. This raises an obvious and poignant question. What, if anything, should our reaction be to the apparent fact that each one of us could easily prevent the deaths of many innocent people who are not responsible for their unfortunate plight?
Larry Temkin is a professor of philosophy at Rutgers. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton and is the author of “Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning” (OUP, 2012) and “Inequality” (OUP, 1993). He has received seven fellowships and eight major teaching awards.
The lecture will take place in Harvard’s Science Center, Hall E (in the basement), and will be followed by a Q&A period.
This lecture is also the kick-off event for our Philanthropy Fellowship, a new program this year. Fellows will attend talks and private dinners/receptions with many speakers on effective altruism, including Princeton ethicist Peter Singer, Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn, and cosmologist Max Tegmark. At the end, we’ll pick a cause that we think is important and raise funds for it ourselves, to be matched by an anonymous donor. To apply, fill out this short application by Sunday, Sep. 15!
A new documentary from the HIV Justice Network gets the views of researchers on the impact of HIV criminalization. Call it Evidencer-Based film-making. It premiered last night at the US Conference on HIV and can be seen here. made by Edwin Bernard and Nick Feustel, it captures the issues and what we know in 30 minutes of interviews with some excellent researchers.
On a personal note: sometimes, you know, people who are, you know, being filmed at, you know, the end of the day are, you know, not always as eloquent as, you know, they would like.
The Petrie-Flom Center is pleased to welcome our 2013-2014 Student Fellows. During the coming year, each of the fellows will pursue independent research under the supervision of Center faculty and fellows. They will also be regular contributors at the Bill of Health on issues relating to their research.
Applications are invited for 10 faculty fellowships in public health law education.
Georgia State University College of Law and its Center for Law, Health & Society are leading an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a faculty fellowship program to promote public health law education. Ten faculty members from law schools or schools/programs of public health will be selected to participate in a yearlong fellowship program designed to foster innovations in educational programming (including clinical, externship, and other experiential learning) and to build a strong learning community among faculty who teach in the public health law field.