The Health Care Law Symposium, hosted by the Cleveland State Law Review, is seeking to explore modern problems and questions within the world of public health law, reproductive rights, and advancements in health care technology.
In our first panel, we will explore the modern landscape of medical marijuana, its legalization status, and potential public health concerns. Then, we will analyze the intersection of technological advancements, such as advancements in the legal standards surrounding electronic health records, gun control, and social media, and how these topics affect the law generally.
Our second panel will explore reproductive rights, specifically covering Ohio's current status on abortion law, surrogacy, and updates on the University Hospital's Fertility Clinic case.
- Public Policy & Technology (4:00 - 5:00)
- The Public Health Consequences of the Legalization of Medical Marijuana-Mr. Patrick Haggerty graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Mr. Haggerty is a founding partner and Chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Frantz Ward. He created the firm’s Marijuana Law and Policy Group in response to Ohio’s legalization of medical marijuana
- The Impact of Technology on Health Care-Professor David E. Schweighoefer graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is the chair of Day Ketterer’s Health Care Law Practice Group where he represents and counsels clients regarding transactional legal guidance and strategic advice. Professor Schweighoefer is an adjunct professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches HIPAA and Privacy, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Law and Psychiatry, and Health Law II
- Reproductive Rights (5:00 - 6:00)
- An Update on the UH Fertility Clinic Case-Professor Browne Lewis graduated from the University of Minnesota with a master’s degree in public policy and a law degree. She also received her LLM in Energy and Environmental Law from the University of Houston. Professor Lewis writes in the areas of assisted reproductive technology and physician assisted suicide. She is the Leon M. and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law and the Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- An Update on Abortion Law in Ohio-Ms. Elizabeth Sparks received her law degree from Case Western University School of Law. She is currently completing her LLM at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Ms. Sparks is a patient advocate at Preterm in Cleveland
- An Update on Surrogacy Law-Professor Catherine Barret graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She has over twenty-five years of experience in surrogacy and adoption law. Professor Barret is Counselor at Law at Mary Catherine Barret Co. L.P.A. and an adjunct professor of surrogacy and adoption law at Case Western Reserve School of Law