The UNLV Health Law Program hosts a robust speaker series designed to encourage thoughtful dialogue and provide faculty, students, and partners with the opportunity to meet nationally and internationally recognized experts in areas that lie at the intersection of health and law.

February 2, 2024: David Orentlicher, M.D., J.D., Director, UNLV Heath Law Program; Judge Jack and Lulu Lehman Professor of Law; Nevada State Assemblymember ("Moral Considerations and Legal Landscape for Aid in Dying (Legislative and Judicial)")

February 2, 2024: Diana Barnard, M.D., Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Lead Palliative Care Physician, University of Vermont Health Network Porter Medical Center ("Aid in Dying from the Perspective of a Physician Who Provides the Service")

February 2, 2024: James Downar, M.D., Head and Professor, Division of Palliative Care Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa; co-chair of the Pan-Canadian Palliative Care Research Collaborative and the Secretary of the Canadian Critical Care Society ("The Experience in Canada with Legalized Aid in Dying")

February 2, 2024: Charles Blanke, M.D., Professor of Medicine Oregon Health Sciences University, Knight Cancer Institute; Chair, SWOG Cancer Research Network ("The Experience in Oregon and Other U.S. States That Have Legalized Aid Dying")

February 2, 2024: David Orentlicher, M.D., J.D.; Diana Barnard, M.D.; James Downar, M.D.; Charles Blanke, M.D.; Chris Cochran, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, UNLV Department of Healthcare Administration and Policy; Maxim Gahk, J.D., MPH, Associate Professor in the UNLV School of Public Health ("Health Law Conference 2024 Panel Discussion")

March 21, 2024: Mark Hall, Fred D. And Elizabeth L Turnage Professor of Law & Director of the Health Law and Policy Program Wake Forest University Law School ("The First Restatement of Medical Malpractice: What’s Old, What’s New")

January 18, 2023 UNLV Health Law Conference Part 1: “Reproductive Health and Rights in a Post-Dobbs World"

April 7, 2023 UNLV Health Law Conference Part 2: “Reproductive Health and Rights in a Post-Dobbs World"

October 3, 2023: Robert Gatter, Professor of Law & faculty Director for the Center for Health Law Studies at St. Louis University School of Law on "The Model Public-Health Emergency Authority Act: One Step Forward After Two Steps Back"

March 31, 2022: Locked Out / Locked In: Medical licensing boards and the perils of self-regulation - Rebecca Haw Allensworth
Tarkington Chair in Teaching Excellence & Professor of Law

April 22, 2022: UNLV Health Law Conference - Creating a More Resilient Healthcare System: Public options, workforce evolution, health equity

September 15, 2022: Barriers to Enrollment: Medicaid Administrative Requirements - Professor Robert I. Field, JD, MPH, PhD

March 23, 2021: Tobacco Litigation, E-Cigarettes, and the Cigarette Endgame

April 30, 2021: CLE-COVID-19 and the Future of Public Health: Respecting Science, Protecting Liberty, and Restoring Trust - Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, Harvard Medical School;  Wendy Parmet, JD, Northeastern University School of Law; Harald Schmidt, PhD, MA, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; Caleb Cage, State of Nevada COVID-19 Response Director

October 18, 2021: Health Law in Nevada: The 2021 Legislative Session - Assemblywoman Rochelle Nguyen, Senator Joe Hardy, Assemblyman and Boyd School of Law Professor David Orentlicher 

November 4, 2021: COVID-19 Vaccines, Masks, & Mandates: Exploring the Legal Boundaries of Public Health Protections - James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM

March 6, 2020: 2020 Health Law Conference - "Health Care Reform and the 2020 Election"

February 27, 2020: Leigh Goodmark, Professor of Law, University of Maryland Frances King Carey School of Law - "#SurvivedandPunished"

February 6, 2020: Scott Burris, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Public Health Law Research, Temple University Beasley School of Law

November 19, 2019: Jorge Contreras, Professor of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law - "Musings on Myriad"

November 15, 2019: Nevada Population Health Conference

April 2, 2019: Michelle Oberman, Katharine and George Alexander Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law - "Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War"

February 22, 2019: 2019 Health Law Conference - "Making the Affordable Care Act Affordable: How Can We Contain Healthcare Costs?"

October 3, 2018: Erin C. Fuse Brown, Associate Professor of Law, Center for Law Health and Society, Georgia State University College of Law - "Consumer Financial Protection in Health Care"

April 17, 2018: George Lowenstein, PhD, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Economics and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

February 23, 2018: 2018 Health Law Conference - "Battling the Opioid Epidemic: Critical Insights from Healthcare and Law"

February 1, 2018: William M. Sage, MD, JD, James R. Dougherty Chair for Faculty Excellence, University of Texas School of Law and Professor, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School

November 2, 2017: Judith Daar, JD, Dean and Professor of Law, Whittier Law School, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California Irvine School of Medicine (Third Annual Health Law Lecture: "A Clash at the Petri Dish: Transferring Embryos With Known Genetic Anomalies").

March 1, 2017: Mark Kuczewski, PhD, The Fr. Michael I. English, SJ, Professor of Medical Ethics; Chair, Department of Medical Education; and Director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics & Health Policy, Loyola University Chicago ("DREAMers of DACA Status Welcome: Undocumented Immigrants and Medical Education").

October 6, 2016: Laura Rothstein, JD, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor of Law, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky (Second Annual Health Law Lecture: "Changing Standards for Health Care Professional Programs for Individuals with Disabilities: Southeastern Community College Revisited").

October 6, 2016: Mark Rothstein, JD, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and Founding Director, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, University of Louisville School of Medicine, and Professor of Law, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky ("Protecting Health Privacy Is Harder Than You Think").

April 18, 2016: Martin Schiller, PhD, Executive Director, Nevada Institute of Personalized Medicine, Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas ("The Ethics of Personalized Medicine").

April 4, 2016: Michael Webster, PhD, Foundation Professor, Director, Center for Integrative Neuroscience, and Co-Director, Neuroscience Major; and Co-Director, Integrative Neuroscience Graduate Program, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, Reno ("How Experience Shapes Our Perception").

March 3, 2016: George Annas, JD, MPH, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health; and Professor, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Law ("Beyond Cloning: Should We Use Gene Editing to Make a 'Better Baby'?").

February 4, 2016: Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, University Professor, Georgetown University; Founding Timothy and Linda O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law and Faculty Director, O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights ("Global Health Security: From SARS and H1N1 to Ebola and Zika - How to Prevent Catastrophic Pandemics").

December 4, 2015: Michelle Mello, MPhil, PhD, JD, Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Professor of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University School of Medicine; and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health ("Disclosure of Medical Errors and Medicolegal Risk: Is It Safe to Be Honest?").

November 2, 2015: Virginia Aldige Hiday, MEd, PhD, Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, North Carolina State University ("Criminalization and the Mental Health Court Response").

April 23, 2015: Susan M. Pitz, MBA, JD, Nutile Pitz Law, Henderson, Nevada ("Health Care Compliance").

April 16, 2015: Denise Hill, JD, MPA, Associate Professor, Health Care Administration, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa ("Health Care Compliance").

April 14, 2015: R. Gregory Cochran, MD, JD, Partner, Nossaman LLP, San Francisco, California ("Corporate Practice of Medicine").

March 26, 2015: Christopher R. Esseltine, JD, Of Counsel, Holland & Hart LLP, Salt Lake City, Utah ("Antitrust Issues in Health Care").

March 24, 2015: Constance L. Akridge, MBA, JD, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP, President, Nevada Bar Foundation, and Past President, State Bar of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada ("Health Insurance Regulation").

March 19, 2015: Laura Rothstein, JD, Professor of Law and Distinguished University Scholar, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Louisville, Kentucky ("The ADA at 25: Issues in Higher Education").

March 19, 2015: Mark Rothstein, JD, Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine, University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and Founding Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky ("The Lessons of Ebola Quarantine in the U.S.").

March 12, 2015: Keith Miller JD, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law, Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa ("Criminal Prosecution for Alleged HIV Transmission: The Case of Nick Rhoads").

February 26, 2015: David Donnersberger, MD, JD, MA, FCLM, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Chair, Institutional Ethics Committee, and Site Director, Third Year Medicine Clerkship, University of Chicago School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois ("Resident Terminations").

November 24, 2014: Jonathan Will, JD, Associate Professor of Law and Founding Director, Bioethics and Health Law Center, Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi ("Personhood").

April 22, 2014: Robert Langer, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Professor of Family Medicine-Las Vegas, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Research Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas ("Messing with the Evidence - The Distortion of Science in A Major Clinical Trial: Clinical, Social and Legal Ramifications").

March 10, 2014: Melissa Piasecki, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, Nevada ("Mental State at the Time of the Offense").

October 17, 2013: Elizabeth Pendo, JD, Professor of Law, Center for Health Law Studies, and Vice Dean, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri ("The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act: Lessons from the First Cases").

February 11, 2013: Kathy Cerminara, JD, LLM, JSD, Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida ("Hard Conversations: Health Care Reform and Vulnerable Populations").

February 11, 2013: Elizabeth Pendo, JD, Professor of Law, Center for Health Law Studies, and Vice Dean, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri ("Access to Medical Equipment by Individuals with Disabilities").

October 1, 2012: Constance L. Akridge, JD, MBA, Partner, Holland & Hart, Trustee, Nevada Bar Foundation, and Past President, State Bar of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada ("Advising Clients after the Affordable Care Act").