Monday, May 16, 2016


Professor Gluck Named to NY State Health Task Force

Abbe R. Gluck ’00, Professor of Law, has been appointed to the New York State Department of Health Task Force on Life and the Law. Established in 1985 by Governor Mario Cuomo, the Task Force consists of 23 Governor-appointed experts who volunteer their time to assist the State in developing public policy on issues arising at the interface of medicine, law, and ethics. The Task Force is comprised of leaders in the fields of religion, philosophy, law, medicine, nursing, and bioethics, and is chaired by New York State's Commissioner of Health. The Task Force has produced reports on bioethics issues, including the withholding and withdrawing of life-sustaining treatment, assisted reproductive technologies, organ transplantation, dietary supplements, assisted suicide, genetic testing, and the allocation of ventilators in an influenza pandemic.

"The Task Force on Life and the Law has been one of the most important national voices in state-driven health law and policy reform," Gluck said. "It's such an honor to be able to contribute to its work."

Gluck is a Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School. She is an expert on Congress and the political process, federalism, civil procedure, and health law, and is chair of Section on Legislation and the Law of the Political Process for the Association of American Law Schools. Gluck served in the administration of New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine as the special counsel and senior advisor to the New Jersey Attorney General; and in the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as chief of staff and counsel to the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, senior counsel in the New York City Office of Legal Counsel, and deputy special counsel to the New York City Charter Revision Commission. Gluck’s scholarship has been published in the Yale Law Journal, the Harvard Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and many other journals.