Albany Law School’s Health Law Society to Host Health Law Week 2011

Health Law Society to Host Health Law Week 2011

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Date: 10/12/2011

Series of events to culminate in talk on race, gender, health care and the law by noted author and law professor Dorothy Roberts

Albany Law School’s Health Law Society, a student-run organization, will host its third annual Health Law Week from Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, culminating in a presentation by Dorothy Roberts, author of “ Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century” and professor at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.

Other events during the week will span the Health Care Reform Act, environmental justice and medical malpractice.

During her talk on Thursday, Oct. 20, Roberts will discuss the interplay of gender, race and class in legal issues concerning reproduction, bioethics and child welfare.

Other Health Law Week 2011 events include:

  • Oct. 17: Constitutionality of the Health Care Reform Act with Paul Gillan, Health Care & Technology Attorney, CDPHP; Timothy Hoff, Professor, University at Albany School of Public Health; Stephen Clark, Professor, Albany Law School; and Beverly Cohen '87, Professor, Albany Law School (moderator)
  • Oct. 18: Environmental Justice with Aaron Mair, Founder, Arbor Hill Environmental Justice Center and Barbara Warren, Executive Director, Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
  • Oct. 19: Medical Malpractice with Hon. Mae D’Agostino, U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of New York; Cynthia LaFave, Partner, LeFave Wein & Frament PLLC; Peter Moschetti, Jr., Partner, Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC; Timothy Vinciguerra, M.D., Albany Medical Center; Bruce White, D.O., Albany Medical Center; and Evelyn Tenenbaum, Professor, Albany Law School (moderator).