Professor Tovino had a productive winter. In December, she was elected to the American Law Institute, the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and improve the law. During the first week of January, Professor Tovino completed her term as Chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Torts and Compensation Systems (Section) by leading the Section panel, “Tort Law and Health Law: Intersections and Opportunities,” at the AALS Annual Meeting in New Orleans. During that meeting, Professor Tovino also was selected to serve as Panel Chair for the AALS Section on Law and the Humanities for calendar year 2019.
During the second week of January, Professor Tovino taught a two-credit Mental Health Law class at the University of Houston Law Center. During the third week of January, Professor Tovino presented a draft of her forthcoming book chapter, “HIPAA Compliance: Illustrations and Evidence,” at the Cambridge Handbook on Compliance conference, hosted by the University of Florida Levin College of Law. During the first week of February, Professor Tovino will teach a one-credit HIPAA Privacy class at Saint Louis University School of Law, home to the top-ranked Center for Health Law Studies. Later in February, she will give a talk at the University of Georgia School of Law as part of the launch of Healthism: Health-Status Discrimination and the Law, authored by Professors Jessica Roberts and Elizabeth Weeks. In March, Professor Tovino will give invited talks at Creighton University School of Law and the University of Virginia School of Nursing on the topics of health insurance and HIPAA enforcement, respectively.