Faculty Scholarship: Cohen on Medical Tourism and the Patient Protective-Argument

Glenn Cohen on animals, AI and morality

Professor I. Glenn Cohen ’03, co-director of the Petrie-Flom Center, has written a working paper titled “Protecting Patients with Passports: Medical Tourism and the Patient Protective-Argument.” The working paper examines the growth of “medical tourism” – travel of patients who are residents of one country to another country for medical treatment. 

Director of Health Law and Policy Clinic Named to White House HIV/AIDS Council

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Robert Greenwald, Managing Director of the WilmerHale Legal Services Center at HLS, was appointed on Feb. 1 to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the President regarding programs and policies intended to promote effective care, treatment, and prevention of HIV disease, and to advance research on HIV disease and AIDS.

Scott: Foreign suits reward plaintiffs that discriminate against U.S. firms

Professor Hal Scott

This year’s outbreak of the H1N1 influenza has demonstrated that contagions know few boundaries and spread wherever they can find an available host. Likewise, because of their broad jurisdictional rules, U.S. courts can be easy targets for “forum shopping” by foreign plaintiffs seeking redress against American companies for torts they claim have taken place abroad.

National Director of AIDS Policy Speaks on Health Care, Other Issues

Jeff Crowley

Far more is at risk in the health care reform debates than the well-being of the 47 million Americans who are currently uninsured, according to Jeff Crowley, the White House director of the Office of National AIDS Policy and senior adviser on Disability Policy, who spoke to an engaged crowd of about 60 students and others at HLS Wednesday night.