Mark A. Hall

Mark Hall

Professor of Law and Public Health, Wake Forest University

Office: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem NC 27109-7206
Telephone: (336) 758-4476

Mark A. Hall is Professor of Law and Public Health at Wake Forest University School of Law and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He is also an Associate in Management at the Babcock School of Management, all of which are located in Winston-Salem, NC. Prof. Hall received his law degree with highest honors at the University of Chicago and was on the faculty at Arizona State University before assuming his present position. He has also completed a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Finance Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. Prof. Hall specializes in health care law and public policy, with a focus on economic, regulatory and corporate issues. His present research interests include health care reform, health care rationing, managed competition, integrated delivery systems, and insurance market reform. He is the author or editor of ten books on health care law and policy, including the 4-volume series Health Care Corporate Law (Aspen) and Making Medical Spending Decisions (Oxford University Press).

Mary Anne Bobinski

Mary Anne Bobinski

Former Dean and Professor of Law, University of British Columbia Faculty of Law

Office: University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Telephone: (604) 822-2818

Mary Anne Bobinski is Dean and Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law.  Previously, she was John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Law and Director of the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center.  She received her B.A. and J.D. degrees, both summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo and her LL.M. from Harvard Law School. She served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Max Rosenn of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professor Bobinski teaches Torts, the basic health law courses, and various advanced courses in the health law field. Her research interests include health care financing, legal aspects of HIV infection, and reproductive health issues. She is a co-author of another leading law school casebook, AIDS Policy and Law, and has authored a number of law review articles and book chapters on health law topics. Professor Bobinski is an active participant in national, state, and local service activities. She is a member of the ABA Section on Legal Education Curriculum Committee and the Association of American Law Schools Committee on Curriculum and Research. Professor Bobinski also is the past-chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care and is a past-board member of the Texas Human Rights Foundation and the Bar Association for Human Rights of Houston. She has given over 100 talks to national, state, and local audiences on health care topics ranging from health care finance, to medical malpractice, to legal aspects of e-health.

David Orentlicher

Rep. David Orentlicher

Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

Office: UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89154
Telephone: (702) 895-2333

David Orentlicher is the Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law and co-director of the UNLV Health Law Program at UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Nationally recognized for his expertise in health law and constitutional law, Dr. O has testified before Congress, had his scholarship cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served on many national, state, and local commissions.

A graduate of Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law School, Dr. O is author of Matters of Life and Death and co-author of Health Care Law and Ethics, now in its 8th edition. He has published numerous articles and essays on a wide range of topics, including health care reform, physician aid in dying, reproductive decisions, affirmative action, and presidential power. Dr. O’s work has appeared in leading professional journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), as well as in the New York Times, Time, USA Today, CNN Opinion, the Chicago Tribune, and other major newspapers.

Dr. O came to UNLV Law from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University School of Medicine. He also has taught as an adjunct or visiting professor at University of Chicago Law School, Northwestern University School of Medicine, and Princeton University. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a former president of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.

In addition to his academic experience, Dr. O brings important hands-on experience. He previously directed the American Medical Association's Division of Medical Ethics, where he drafted the AMA’s first patient’s bill of rights and many other guidelines relied upon by courts and government agencies, and he has practiced both law and medicine.

Between 2002 and 2008, Dr. O served in the Indiana House of Representatives, where he authored legislation to promote job creation, protect children from abuse and neglect, and make health care coverage more affordable. His most recent book, Two Presidents Are Better Than One: The Case for a Bipartisan Executive, draws on his experience with partisan conflict as an elected official and his expertise in constitutional law to discuss reforms that would address the country’s high levels of political polarization.