Wayne Law Legal Briefs | Shifting Ground: The Pandemic and the Future of Public Health Law

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Date: March 25, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Category: Special Event

The Wayne Law Legal Briefs series continues on Thursday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Join Professor Lance Gable and Professor Heather Walter-McCabe as they lead a discussion on the pandemic and the future of public health law. The discussion will focus on current trends both at the state and federal levels and what future responses to public health crises might look like.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to reconnect for an educational evening and revisit your Law School days with faculty experts. 

Lance Gable, Associate Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Minor in Law Program

Lance Gable is an associate professor of law at Wayne State University Law School. Gable, an internationally known expert on public health law and bioethics, served as interim dean of Wayne Law from September 2016 to August 2017.

His research addresses the overlap among law, policy, ethics, health and science. He has published journal articles on a diverse array of topics, including public health law, ethics and policy; international human rights; bioterrorism and emergency preparedness; mental health; research ethics; and information privacy. He also is co-editor and co-author respectively of two books: Research with High-Risk Populations: Balancing Science, Ethics and the Law and Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform.

Heather Walter-McCabe, Associate Professor of Law and Social Work

Professor Heather Walter-McCabe holds a joint appointment at Wayne State University Law School and Wayne State University School of Social Work. Her research is done at the intersection of law, social work, and public health. Her research translates complex legal issues and research findings across multiple professions to make the information accessible for use by practitioners and advocates in improving population health. As a part of this work, Walter-McCabe was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Law Teaching Fellow from 2014-16.

Most recently she is leading research examining law and policy impacting LGBTQ health equity and well-being. She has published in traditional peer-reviewed academic journals and law reviews and has also been sought by media to explain core issues of public health policy. Walter-McCabe serves on the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association and is a contributing editor to the journal Social Work.

Current students, faculty, and staff of the Law School are also encouraged to attend. 

March 2021