The Law-Medicine Center
The Law-Medicine Center

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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Lecture Series

Each year the Center invites a respected figure in health law scholarship to visit the law school as the Schroeder Scholar-in-Residence. The Schroeder Scholar, named in honor of the Centerís founding director, takes part in classes and workshops, and delivers a public lecture, later published in Health Matrix.

Schroeder Scholars-in-Residence

-John A. Robertson
Baker and Botts Professor of Law, University of Texas

-Alexander Morgan Capron
University Professor of Law & Medicine, University of Southern California

-Don Harper Mills
Past President, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

-Guido Calabresi
Dean, Yale Law School

-George J. Annas
Director, Law, Medicine, and Ethics Program, Boston University

-Ronald Dworkin
Professor of Jurisprudence, Oxford University
Professor of Law, New York University Law School

-The Honorable Donna E. Shalala
United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

-Ron Pollack
Founding Executive Director, Families USA

-Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D.
Commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration

-Arnold Relman, M.D.
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, New England Journal of Medicine

-Sidney Wolfe, M.D.
Director, Health Research Group, Public Citizen

-Susan F. Wood, Ph.D.
Research Professor, George Washington, University School of Public Health and Health Services
former Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health, FDA and former Director, FDA Office of Women's Health (2000-2005)

-Stuart H. Altman, Ph.D.
Dean, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, Brandeis University

-Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D.
Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics
Chair, Department of Medical Ethics; Director, Center for Bioethics
University of Pennsylvania

-Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D.
National Institutes of Health
President Obama's Health Care Reform Team
White House Office of Management and Budget

-Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D.
President and CEO
The Hastings Center

-Ralph S. Tyler

former Chief Counsel
Food and Drug Administration

Symposia & Conferences
The Center sponsors symposia on timely issues in health law. These may be large-scale public conferences or smaller gatherings with an invited audience. Students are welcome to attend these and the continuing education programs that our faculty offers to lawyers and health care professionals.

In conjunction with the Student Health Law Association, the Center presents the Elena and Miles Zaremski Law Medicine Forum Program. Prominent speakers visit the law school to present informal seminars to law students, faculty, and others on campus on health law, bioethics, and policy.

Zaremski speakers, who have included Julie Louise Gerberding, MD, M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Thomas Murray, President of the Hastings Center, meet with students to discuss practical problems relating to health law and health care delivery.

National and International Conferences

1986 Legal Aspects of Health Care Cost Containment

1988 High Technology Health Care in the Home

1990 Health Law Teachers Conference (American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics)

1992 Justice and Health Care I

1993 Justice and Health Care II (London)

1994 National Health Care Reform

1995 Physician Decision-Making and Managed Care

1996 The BRCA1 Breast Cancer Gene in the Jewish Population

1997 The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

1998 Germ Line Genetic Engineering

2000 Health Law Teachers Conference (American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics)

2001 Biotech in Northeast Ohio

2003 The Law-Medicine Center 50th Anniversary Debate

2006 The Fifth Plague, a unique simulation-based symposium about bioterrorism readiness (cosponsored with The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy)

2006 Designing a National Health Care System

2008 Newborn Screening Symposium

2009 Health Law Teachers Conference (American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics)

2011 Divided Loyalties: Professional Standards and Military Duty

2012 New Technologies, New Challenges, Women and Prenatal Genetic Testing in the 21st Century

The Center sponsors frequent lunch-time lectures.