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Monday, July 29, 2019


Inaugural Solomon Center Senior Fellow Named ASLME Health Law Scholar

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In June, the Solomon Center’s inaugural Research Scholar and Senior Fellow in Health Law (2015-16), Michael R. Ulrich, was selected as one of four health law scholars to participate in the 2019 Health Law Scholars Workshop. Ulrich, now Assistant Professor of Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health and Solomon Center Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, is the third Solomon Center fellow to be recognized with this opportunity. The Health Law Scholars Workshop enables junior scholars to present their in-progress research to and receive in-depth advice from experienced health law academics. The competitively selected scholars were announced at the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ (ASLME) annual Health Law Professors Conference in early June. ASLME and the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University sponsor the workshop each year.

“This is one of the highest honors for junior health law scholars,” said Katherine Kraschel, Executive Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy. “Michael is doing great work at the intersection of health law and public health. He is a rising star in the field, and a fantastic example of success as an alum of the Solomon Center academic fellowship; we are proud to claim him as one of our own.”

Scholars are selected based upon abstract submissions. Ulrich’s work focuses on the intersection of public health, constitutional law, bioethics, and social justice, with an emphasis on the role of law in the health outcomes of vulnerable and underserved populations. His paper for the Health Law Scholars workshop will examine gun violence and Second Amendment jurisprudence through a public health law framework.

“I am extremely grateful to be selected as a health law scholar. It is such a competitive process, with so many talented scholars submitting proposals each year, that I am delighted that the committee was interested in my vision for a new approach to thinking about Second Amendment analysis through the public health law lens. Given the brilliant scholars that have been selected and gone through the workshop over the years, I feel very honored to be joining their ranks.”