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Posted on: Sep 17, 2014

Thursday, September 11
Published This Week
Check out which articles were published in SSRN and Bioethics for the week of September 8.

Writing Competition: Thomas Jefferson School of Law Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law
Currently enrolled law students, medical students and doctoral candidates in related fields are invited to enter the Thomas Jefferson School fo Law James Crane III Disability and the Law Writing Competition. The winner will receive $1,500 in cash and possible publication in the Thomas Jefferson Law Review. For additional details, check out this post!

Call For Papers: The Social, Ethical, and Legal Consequences of Sports-Related Brain Injuries
The Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Journal of Law and Health is inviting submissions for their annual symposium, The Social, Ethical, and Legal Consequences of Sports-Related Brain Injuries. Read this post to learn more.

Guest Blogger Professor Wendy Parmet: Defining Public Health Emergencies
Guest blogger Wendy Parmet talks about what qualifies a  "public health emergency" and expounds upon the discussion she had with Rebecca Haffajee and MIchelle M. Mello about the very same topic in New England Journal of Medicine.

Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Jennifer A. Brobst: A Lesser Right to Die for Pregnant Women
Guest blogger Jennifer A. Brobst discusses a case in which a pregnant woman's advance directive to forego life sustaining measures was overriden in the interest of saving her fetus. Twelve other states have similar strict provisions that override women's advance directives if they are pregnant. Read more in this article.

Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Kelly Dineen: Mentally Ill While Black
Guest blogger Kelly Dineen expounds on the recent events in Ferguson and the issue that is slipping through the cracks: impaired behavior that result from serious mental illness. Dineen says there is little optimism when it comes to the role of mental disability in police practices. Read more in her post.

Published This Week
More articles were published and are featured in University of MIchigan Journal of Law Reform and Bioethics.

Tuesday, September 16
Guest Blogger Associate Professor Diana R.H. Winters: Questioning Quorn
Professor Winters uses quorn as an example of the FDA's oversight in regulating food additives. Winters proposes that the FDA needs increased resources to thoroughly and expeditiously review new additives, although that does not seem likely. She notes that many food products will enter the food supply without FDA vetting. Read more in her post.

Published This Week
This post is a listing of pieces recently published in SSRN and Australasian.

Guest Blogger Professor Wendy Parmet - The King v. Governor of the State of New Jersey: Applying the First Amendment to Laws Regulating Physician Speech
Professor Parmet discusses the conflict between the state's power to regulate health care and free speech as it relates to the recent case, King v. Governor of the State of New Jersey.

Call for Papers - University of Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest
There are five openings in the University of Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest. They are seeking articles on topics that affect citizens on a national level or in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and they are particularly interested in featuring articles on health law. Check out the post for more information!

Guest Blogger Assistant Professor Jennifer A. Brobst: Whether The Movement To Criminalize Revenge Porn Will Serve As An Effective Coercive Public Health Strategy
Professor Brobst discusses the rise in revenge porn - "an attempt by an offender to harm another person's reputation and wellbeing through the online posting and distribution of sexually explicit images of that other person without his or her consent." Up until recently, there have been civil but not criminal remedies for the distribution of sexual images without consent. Read more about this issue in Brobst's blog for the week.


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