PhilPapers Gadget

I have added the PhilPapers Gadget to my Page links on the blog homepage.  The gadget embeds the PhilPapers record of my publications, including abstracts.  It's a nice feature, although not all of my publications appear on PhilPapers.

Summer Associate, K&L Gates - Seattle

I spent Summer 2014 working at the Seattle office of K&L Gates as a Summer Associate.  The Summer Program was truly outstanding, thanks in great part to the efforts and ingenuity of Deverie Robinson and Tia Chang.

K&L Gates circulated a firm-wide directory of its 2014 Summer Associates, which is available here.

The highlight of the summer was getting to know my esteemed and talented summer associate colleagues.

Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment

In Spring 2014, I continued work as a Research Assistant for Dean Robert Post and Professor Amy Kapczynski in preparation for the upcoming conference on the First Amendment and public health.

The conference is titled Public Health in the Shadow of theFirst Amendment, and will be hosted at Yale Law School from October 17-18, 2014.  The panels, invited speakers, and the readings packet for the conference are also available now from the event website.

The published event description is as follows:

   This conference, the first of its kind, will investigate a broad range of complex constitutional issues raised at the intersection of medicine, public health, and the First Amendment.  Bringing together leading scholars, key policy makers, and top experts in law, public health, and medicine, the Conference will feature panels on food and drug regulation, behavioral marketing, the regulation of professional conduct, First Amendment theory, and the intersection between science and democracy.

   Dr. TomFrieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Peter Galison of Harvard will deliver keynotes.

   The conference is joint project, designed by the Yale Law School, the Yale Medical School, and the Yale School of Public Health, and is sponsored by the Information Society Project(ISP), the Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP), and the Yale HealthLaw and Policy Society (YHeLPS), with generous support from the Samuel and Liselotte Herman Fund for the Social and Behavioral Sciences at The Yale School of Public Health, and the Oscar M. Reubhausen Fund.

Edward A. and Marion D. McKirdy Scholarship

I was fortunate to be a beneficiary of the Edward A. and Marion D. McKirdy Scholarship during the 2013-2014 academic year.  I am very grateful to receive the support of the fund.

RA, John Fabian Witt

During Spring 2014, I worked as a Research Assistant for John Fabian Witt on a new torts casebook for his small group torts seminar (Fall 2014).  My responsibility was the "Defenses to Trespass" chapter.

Staff Editor, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics

During the 2013-2014 academic year, I served as staff editor for Volume XIV, Issue 1 (Winter Issue) of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics.  I will be serving in the same capacity for Volume XIV, Issue 2 (Summer Issue) early next month.

The Editors-In-Chief for the journal this year -- Sean Arenson (JD '15) and Rose Goldberg (JD '15) -- have been totally admirable in their leadership role and it has been a pleasure to work with them.

More about the journal, which is relatively unique among law journals because it is peer-reviewed:

"The Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics is a biannual publication of the Yale Schools of Law, Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, and Nursing. The Journal strives to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion on topics in health policy, health law, and biomedical ethics. It targets a broad and diverse readership of academicians, professionals, and students in medicine, law, and public health, as well as policy makers and legislators in health care.   

Submissions to the Journal are peer-reviewed by our distinguished Advisory Board consisting of nationally recognized experts in a variety of health-related disciplines. More than 50 student members from Yale's graduate and professional schools edit the Journal and oversee its production. The breadth of scope and format of the Journal is indicative of its interdisciplinary intent."

2L Year-In-Review

As I did last spring, I am planning to update the happenings from this past academic year, 2013-2014, in the next few posts.