All 2019–2020 Events

Events and conferences at the cutting edge of health law and policy are held every month of the academic year, including a series of events focused on domestic health policy and health care issues, driven in part by the passions of interested students. Below is a list of events planned for the 2019-2020 academic term. 

2019–2020 Full Schedule

  • September 11, 2019, “Disability and Mental Health Policy Going into 2020: Regulation, Litigation, and Advocacy,” a panel discussion on disability and mental health policy
  • September 26 & 27, 2019, "The Affordable Care Act at 10," a landmark conference on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) hosted jointly with the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine
  • October 15, 2019, “Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Neuroethics and Disability Law,” a lecture by Joseph Fins, M.D, cohosted by the Yale Health Law and Policy Society
  • October 17, 2019, a debate featuring author Alex Berenson and Dr. Peter Grinspoon, about long-term cannabis use and what, if any, connection it has to mental illness and violence, cohosted by the Justice Collaboratory
  • October 23, 2019, a panel discussion exploring the legal implications of assisted reproduction gone wrong, featuring Professor Dov Fox '10, Katherine Kraschel, and Dr. Pasquale Patrizio, cosponsored by the Law Student Alliance for Reproductive Justice, Yale Health Law & Policy Society, Yale Law & Technology Society, and Yale Law Women
  • January 23, 2020, "Electronic Cigarettes: Risks, Regulations and Roadblocks," a talk with Professor Abigail Friedman of the Yale School of Public Health, cohosted with the Yale Health Law and Policy Society
  • February 5, 2020, “Fighting Gun Violence in Court,” a panel discussion, featuring Jonathan Lowy, Chief Legal Counsel and Vice President of the Legal Action Project at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence; Adam Skaggs, Chief Counsel and Policy Director at the Giffords Law Center; and Joshua Kosko, plaintiffs’ attorney at the firm Kosko, Kosko & Beider, cosponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Yale Health Law and Policy Society
  • February 13, 2020, “Vaccine Law and Policy: The role of law from a human rights and health justice lens,” a panel discussion exploring vaccine law and policy in the US through a human rights and health justice lens, co-sponsored by the Yale School of Public Health, the Yale Institute for Global Health, and the Yale Health Law & Policy Society
  • February 20, 2020, "Legislators Against Gun Violence," a panel discussion with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal ’73, CT State Senator Gary Winfield, and CT State Representative Steven Stafstrom on attempting and achieving gun reform at the federal and state levels, cosponsored by the Yale Health Law & Policy Society
  • February 25, 2020, “All Health Policy is Local: States Paving the Way for Palliative Care,” a presentation by Dr. Diane Meier, a leading national expert on palliative care
  • April 2, 2020, YLS Alumni Health Law Career Panel (via zoom), featuring panelists Cathy Livingston '93, Zain Risvi '17, MaileTavepholjalern '11, and Megan Wulff '13, cosponsored by the Yale Health Law & Policy Society