In the Press
Friday, July 23, 2021Corporate Governance in the Face of an Activist Investor — A Commentary by Jonathan R. Macey ’82 Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance
Monday, July 19, 2021The Conservative Constitutional Case Against the Filibuster — A Commentary by Eugene R. Fidell The Hill
Friday, July 16, 2021Police Officers Treat Black and White Men Differently. You Can Hear It in Their Tone of Voice Los Angeles Times
Thursday, July 15, 2021On Voting Rights, Justice Alito Is Stuck in the 1980s — A Commentary by Linda Greenhouse ’78 MSL The New York Times
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Visiting Professor and Senior Research Scholar Dr. Joseph Fins is Honored by Spanish Royal National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Joseph Fins, who is a Visiting Scholar with the Health Law Program at the law school this year, was inducted into Spain's Royal National Academy of Medicine at a ceremony in Madrid last month. He was named Academico de Honor (Honored Academic), which has been conferred on only 18 people worldwide. Dr. Fins is chief of the division of medical ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, where he is the E. William Davis Jr., MD, Professor of Medical Ethics and a professor of medicine. He is also co-director of CASBI, the Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury at Weill Cornell and Rockefeller University. While being honored, Dr. Fins gave a talk on severe brain injury in the context of human rights, the subject of his new book, Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics and the Struggle for Consciousness, which will be published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press.
During his time at this law school this semester, Dr. Fins has been working with Professor Abbe Gluck, Senior Health Law Fellow Michael Ulrich, and a select group of students to analyze a Vermont District Court case that led to a settlement between the plaintiffs and the government whereby alterations were made to the coverage determination language in Medicare's Benefit Policy Manual. The group is currently working to produce the first substantive scholarship on how these changes impact patients with disorders of consciousness.