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Conference Dialogue on Health, Law & Society

On June 9, 2018, the Jean Monnett Healh Law & Policy Network sponsored two panels at the Law & Society Conference in Toronto. The conference highlights scholarship in sociolegal studies, an interdisciplinary field comprising law, political science, sociology, history, and more. It was an opportunity to highlight the enormous impact legal and regulatory decisions can have on the health and wellbeing of millions.

Speakers addressed issues at the forefront of the field, ranging from body enhancement to the consequences precision healthcare may have for the rights of patients. They represented institutions from across Europe, including Croatia, Italy, Spain, Denmark, and England. The panel abstracts and conference paper titles are presented below. You can also read discussion of the conference, including these two panels, on the #LSACA18 hashtag on twitter. 


Panel 1. Novel legal forms in health law

Health law has moved far from physician liability within the legal form of tort litigation. This panel explores various legal forms that health lawyers now encounter, across several jurisdictions. One important question is the legal status of the entities that make up a health system: are they private companies, state, or 'third sector' enterprises, and what are the consequences for...Read more




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