Health Law and Policy Society

List of Past Events

Educational Panels:

Health Law and Policy Society: Book Launch Event - Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life

Health Law & Policy Society: Book Launch Event – Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life, March 2019

  • The Health Law and Policy Society at NYU School of Law invites you to attend the launch of Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life, a posthumous memoir by Mallory Smith. This event will be held on March 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in Classroom 204, Vanderbilt Hall.

    Please join us to learn about Mallory's incredible life, her writings, and her lasting impact on healthcare and law. Mallory's parents, Diane and Mark Smith, will address the ethical and humanistic dimensions of clinical trials as well as the need for balance with pain management during the opioid crisis. Mark, a graduate of Harvard Law School, will also speak to the legal issues that have been raised by Mallory's story.

R(x)EFORM: Prescription Pricing Panel, March 2019

  • Panelists: Anna Kaltenboeck (Health Economist, MSKCC), Jacob Sherkow (Professor, New York Law School), Sally Cohen PhD. (Professor, NYU Nursing)

An Evening Talk with William Bernstein, Chair of Manatt Health, October 2018

  • Bill Bernstein is a partner, chair of Manatt Health and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. Bill also was recently named the firm’s chairman of the board. His practice concentrates on providing strategic, business and legal advice to clients in the healthcare industry, including provider organizations, managed care companies, emerging companies and financial institutions. He has led engagements to create new business models for the organization and payment of health services, developed plans for the broad use of health information technology to support new care delivery systems and counseled numerous states on implementation issues resulting from health reform. He has also assisted clients in raising billions of dollars of public-sector financing, ranging from innovative public-private ambulatory initiatives to cutting-edge funding for hospitals.

    Bill began his healthcare career working for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

Combatting the Opioid Crisis, February 2018

  • Panelists: Mary Ann Chirba (NYU Law); Sherry Glied (NYU Wagner); Holly Hagan (NYU Nursing); and Paul Testa (NYU Langone Health)

The Future of U.S. Healthcare Reform, November 2017

  • Panelists: Sara Mark (New York State Attorney General's Office, Health Care Bureau); Anne Karl (Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips LLP); Michael Cannon (The Cato Institute); and Carolina Rodriguez (Community Health Advocates)

The Future of U.S. Health Care, February 2017

  • Panelists: Sherry Glied (NYU Wagner); Reed Abelson (New York Times); Rachel Santamaria-Schwartz (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene); and Mary Ann Chirba (NYU Law)

Aid in Dying: Should It Be Legal?, February 2017

Health Law Academic Panel: EpiPen Price Increase, October 2016


Networking Events:

Health Law Networking Reception, January 2019

  • Employers in attendance included NYAG Medicaid Fraud Control Unit; NYAG Health Care Bureau; Planned Parenthood; NYLAG Legal Health; New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Medicare Rights Center; ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project; Cooley

Health Law Networking Reception, March 2018

  • Employers in attendance included Arent Fox; Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Cadwalader; Cooley; Fox Rothschild; McDermott Will & Emery; Mintz Levin; New York Presbyterian; Norton Rose Fulbright; NYU Langone Health; and Proskauer Rose.
Health Law Careers in the Public Interest, February 2018
  • Employers in attendance included: NYLAG Legal-Health, Center for Reproductive Rights, Disability Rights Advocates, HIV Law Project, Center for HIV Law & Policy, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Legal Wellness Institute, Medicare Rights Center, Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the NYS AG's Office, Health Care Bureau of the NYS AG's Office, Mental Health Law Project at Mobilization for Justice, Mental Health Law Project at the Urban Justice Center, and the ACLU's Reproductive Freedom Project.
How Did You Get Into This? Health Law Careers Reception, April 2017
  • Beth E. Roxland, J.D., M.Bioethics, delivered the keynote address. Employers in attendance were Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer; Boston Consulting Group; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Oscar Health Insurance; and Pfizer.
Careers in Health and Human Rights, April 2017
  • Employers in attendance were Center for HIV Law & Policy; Center for Reproductive Rights; Disability Rights Advocates; Health Care Bureau and Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, NYS Office of the Attorney General; HIV Law Project Housing Works; Legal Wellness Institute at The Family Center; Medicare Rights Center; MFY - Mental Health Law Project; National Center on Addiction & Substance Abuse; National Institute for Reproductive Health; New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; NYLAG- LegalHealth; and Public Health Solutions.

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