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minor in Environmental Engineering - B.A., 1972.
Clarence W. Edwards Professor of Law
Director, Program in Law, Science and Public Health
Director, LSU Law Center: Climate Change Law and Policy Project
The Ruby M. Hulen/UMKC Professor of Law
Member: Public Affairs and Administration Graduate Faculty
Member Missouri Institute of Public Policy
Executive Director Center for Public Health Law
Prevention and Claims Management.
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<![endif]>1999 Elmer F. Pierson Outstanding Teaching
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<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Special Award for Service to the IEEE Engineering in Biology and Medicine Magazine
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>1990 Center for Public Resources Book Award in ADR - Awarded as Law Review Advisor
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>1983 Emil Brown Fund Prize for Preventive Law Writing
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Honorable Mention, Second Annual West Publishing/A.B.A. Art Contest
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Special Commendation for Community Service - San Jacinto TB and Respiratory Diseases Association
Moderator: LAWPROF, The Internet list for law professors
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Editorial Board Journal of National Security Law
Research Fellow ORISE/Centers for Disease Control - 2005
Publications Committee American College of Legal Medicine, 1998 - 2006
Ethics Committee American College of Legal Medicine, 1999 - 2006
Associate Editor: IEEE Bioengineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 1994 - 2002
Editorial Advisory Board Journal of Intensive Care MedicineAdvisory Board ECRI Center for Healthcare Environmental Management (CHEM) 2001 -2007
Member Society of
Critical Care Medicine Technology Assessment
Advisory Board HIPPOCRATES, (
Atmospheric Sciences Advisory Committee
Preventive Law Prize Committee
Colorado Department of Health: Committee on Revising the Public Health Laws
Texas Research Institute for Mental Sciences: Informed Consent Committee
Anesthesia Safety Consortium
Bar Association State
American Health Lawyers Association American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science
Admitted To Practice State
Fifth Circuit, Southern and Eastern Districts of
Private Practice: 1979-1987,
Roberts, Markel, Folger, and Powers,
The Hurricane Katrina Litigation against the Corps of Engineers: Is Denial of Geology and Climate Change the Way to Save New Orleans?
Jerry Menikoff and Edward P. Richards, What the Doctor Didn't Say: The Hidden Truth about Medical Research, Oxford 2006.
Edward P. Richards and Katharine C. Rathbun, Medical Care Law, Gaithersburg, Aspen Publishers, Inc., 1999.
Edward P. Richards and Katharine C. Rathbun, Law and the Physician: A Practical Guide, Little, Brown and Company, 1993.
Edward P. Richards, John Neibel, and
Edward P. Richards and Katharine C. Rathbun, Medical Risk Management: Preventive Law Strategies for Health Care Providers, by Aspen Systems Corporation, 1983.
Edward P Richards, Applying Life Insurance Principles to Coastal Property Insurance to Incentivize Adaptation to Climate Change, 43 ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS LAW REVIEW 427-461 (2016).
Edward P. Richards, “The Louisiana Coastal Erosion Lawsuit: Bad Science and Bad Policy,” Proceeding, 61st Annual Mineral Law Institute (in press).
Edward P. Richards, The Hurricane Katrina Levee Breach Litigation: Getting the First Geoengineering Liability Case Right (February 13, 2012). University of Pennsylvania Law Review PENNumbra, Vol. 160, p. 267, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2004679
Edward P. Richards, The United States Smallpox Bioterrorism Preparedness Plan: Rational Response or Potemkin Planning? William Mitchell Journal of the National Security Forum, National Security Forum Issue, 36 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 5179 (2010).
Edward P. Richards, Dangerous People, Unsafe Conditions The Constitutional Basis for Public Health Surveillance. 30 Journal of Legal Medicine 25:50 (2009).
Hilary S. Leeds; Edward P. Richards. Legal Issues in Accommodating the Americans with Disabilities Act to the Diabetic Worker. Journal of Legal Medicine, Volume 29 Issue 3 2008 271–283.
Edward P. Richards, 2006-2007 National Health Law Moot Court Competition, 28 J. Legal Med. 437 (2007).
Edward P. Richards, Public Health Law as Administrative Law, 10 Maryland Journal of Health Law 61-88 (2007), Public Health Law Symposia.
Edward P. Richards and Thomas R. McLean, Administrative Compensation for Medical Malpractice Injuries: Reconciling the Brave New World of Patient Safety and the Torts System, 49 St. Louis University Law Journal 73-104 (2005) Health Law Symposium.
Edward P. Richards, Katharine C. Rathbun, and Jay Alexander Gold, The Smallpox Vaccination Campaign of 2003: Why Did It Fail and What Are the Lessons for Bioterrorism Preparedness?, 64 Louisiana Law Review 851-904 (2004), Bioterrorism Symposia.
Thomas R. McLean and Edward P. Richards, "Health Care's 'Thirty Years War': The Origins and Dissolution of Managed Care," 60 NYU Annual Survey of American Law 283 (2004)
"The Role of Medical and Public Health Services in Sustainable Development, 32 Environmental Law Reporter 11299 (2002), also printed as a chapter in John Dernbach, Ed., Stumbling Toward Sustainability, Environmental Law Institute (2002).
Edward P. Richards, Terry O'Brien, and Katharine C. Rathbun, "Bioterrorism and the Use of Fear in Public Health," 34 Urban Lawyer 685 (2002).
"Autonomy and Community: Implications of Liability Regimes for Injuries Caused by Demented Individuals," 35 Georgia Law Review 621-660 (2001).
"Managed Care Liability for Breach of Fiduciary Duty after Pegram v. Herdrich: The End of ERISA Preemption for State Law Liability for Medical Care Decision Making," with Thomas R. McLean, M.D., 53 University of Florida Law Review 1 (2001).
"The Police Power and the Regulation of Medical Practice: A Historical Review and Guide for Medical Licensing Board Regulation of Physicians in ERISA-Qualified Managed Care Organizations," Health Law Symposia, 8 Loyola (Chicago) Annals of Health Law 201-237 (1999).
"Past as Prolog: Can Managed Care Overcome the Conflicts Inherited from Fee-For-Service Medicine?" 66 UMKC L. Rev. 735 (1998) - Symposia issue on managed care.
"Physicians and Managed Care: A Multidimensional Analysis of New Trends in Liability and Business Risks," with Thomas R. McLean, M.D., 18 Journal of Legal Medicine 443:473 (1997).
"The Role of the Horrible in Understanding Medicine," 60 UMKC L. Rev.729 (1992).
"The Jurisprudence of Prevention: Society’s Right of Self-Defense Against Dangerous Individuals," 16 Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly 329-392 (1989).
"Communicable Disease Control in Colorado: A Rational Approach to AIDS," 65 U. Dev. L. R. 127-179 (1988).
"Risk Management Theory: Reducing Liability in Corporate and Medical Environments," with Abraham Silvers, Ph.D., University of Houston Law Review, Volume 19, #2, pp. 251-273, 1982.
Edward P. Richards, "Introduction to the Legal System," in A Practical Introduction to Food and Drug Regulation, edited by Kenneth R. Piña and Wayne L. Pines, Food and Drug Law Institute Press, (1998), revised and updated 2014, 2017.
Edward P. Richards, “Should Federal Agencies Be Responsible for Catastrophic Coastal Flooding? in Developments in Administrative Procedure, A Comparative View from the Administrative Law Discussion Forum The Global Papers Series, Volume 3, forthcoming.
Edward P. Richards, “The Historical Background for Mandatory Reporting Laws in Public Health,” in Mandatory reporting laws and the identification of severe child abuse and neglect, edited by Ben Mathews and Donald C Bross. pp. 105-123. Springer Netherlands, 2015.
Edward P. Richards, Contributing author, Acting as if Tomorrow Matters: Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability (Environmental Law Institute 2012).
Edward P. Richards, "Developments in Health Law", in Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2007-2008, edited by Jeffrey Lubbers, American Bar Association, 2009.
"Introduction to the Legal System," in A Practical Introduction to Food and Drug Regulation, edited by Kenneth R. Piña and Wayne L. Pines, Food and Drug Law Institute Press, (1998), revised and updated 2002, revised and updated 2008.
"Public Health Law," with
Jay Gold and Edward P. Richards, "Chapter 73 - Public Health Law", in Legal Medicine, edited by the American College of Legal Medicine, Seventh Edition, Elsevier (2007)
Edward P. Richards, Katharine C. Rathbun, Corina Solé Brito, and Andrea Luna, "The Role of Law Enforcement in Public Health Emergencies: Special Considerations for an All-Hazards Approach." Bureau of Justice Assistance (U.S. Department of Justice) (2006)
Edward P. Richards and Gus Birkhead, "Blood-borne and Sexually Transmitted Diseases", M.D., in Richard Goodman, et al (eds.), Law in Public Health Practice, Second Edition, Oxford Press. (2006), First edition, 2002.
Edward P. Richards and Katharine C. Rathbun, "Public Health Law," in Public Health and Preventive Medicine, edited by Robert B. Wallace (Maxey, Roseneau, and Last), Appleton and Lange (1998) 1147-1154, revised for the 2006 edition.
Edward P. Richards and Donald Bross, "Legal Aspects of STD Control: Public Duties and Private Rights," in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, King Holmes, et al., revised edition, (1989), revised for the 3rd edition, (1998), revised for the 4th edition (2006).
"Clinical Engineering Liability", with
"Regulatory Authority", "Police Powers", "Licensing", "Legislation and Regulation", and "Liability of Public Health Officials", in The Encyclopedia of Public Health, Lester Breslow, Editor in Chief, Macmillan Reference Books (2001).
"HIV/AIDS Testing, Screening, and
"The Legal Checkup," in Robertson, W.O., Ed., Medical-Legal Issues in Pediatrics, Report of the Eighteenth Ross Roundtable on Critical Approaches to Pediatric Problems (1987).
"Risk Management in the Intensive Care Unit," with Katharine C. Rathbun, in Medicolegal Aspects of Critical Care Medicine, edited by Norman S. Abramson, M.D., Aspen (1986).
"Special Report: Who’s Liable for Stress on the Job?," with John M. Ivancevich, Michael T. Matteson, Harvard Business Review, March-April 1985.
Edward P. Richards, Review of Populations, Public Health, And The Law, Journal of the American Medical Association,302:691-692 (2009).
Edward P. Richards, Review of Distributive Justice and the New Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association 301: 1385-1386 (2009)
Edward P. Richards, Review of Gun Violence - The Real Costs, by Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig, Oxford University Press (2000), in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, winter 2002 issue (v. 21, #1, pp. 166-68)
Edward P. Richards, Review of Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint, by Lawrence Gostin, University of California Press (2001), in Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol 287, #2 (January 9, 2002) p. 246-248.
Edward P. Richards and Katharine C. Rathbun, A Review of Private Acts, Social Consequences by Ronald Bayer, , M.D., M.P.H., 23 Family Law Quarterly 137-142 (1989).
Thomas McLean and Edward P. Richards, Teleradiology: A Case Study Of The Economic And Legal Considerations In International Trade In Telemedicine Health Affairs, September/October 2006; 25(5): 1378-1385.
Edward P. Richards and Katharine C. Rathbun, "Making State Public Health Laws Work for SARS Outbreaks," Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol 10, No. 2, p. 356-357 (Feb 2004).
Edward P. Richards, "Collaboration between Public Health and Law Enforcement: The Constitutional Challenge," Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vol. 8, No. 10, p.1157-1159 (October 2002).
Grimes RM, Richards, EP, Flaitz CM. Avoiding malpractice for non-dental conditions: The example of HIV. Journal of the American Dental Association. J Am Dent Assoc 2001 Apr;132(4):499-507.
"The Role of the Police Power in 21st Century Public Health," with Katharine C. Rathbun, Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 1999;26(6):350-7.
"Legal Considerations in Screening Pregnant
Women for Human Immunodeficiency Virus," with
"Hepatitis B, Syphilis And Human
Immunodeficiency Virus: Are Different Approaches To Prenatal Screening
"Professional Courtesy," with Katharine C.
"Covenants to not Compete: A Trap for Missouri Physicians," with Katharine C. Rathbun, Missouri Medicine V.94 (May 1997), p. 224.
"Supervising RNs and Advance Nurse
Practitioners: New Regulations for
"A Model for Technology Assessment as Applied to Closed Loop Infusion Systems," with other members of the Technology Assessment Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, 23 Critical Care Medicine 1745 (#10) 1995.
"Creating a Rational System for Reviewing Critical Care Decision-making: The Time-critical Review," with Mark K. Hutchison, 9 J. Intensive Care Med. 55 (1994).
"A Model For Technology Assessment Applied To Pulse Oximetry," with other members of the Technology Assessment Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine Critical Care Medicine 21 (4). 1993. 615-624.
"Making Sense of Cruzan: Implications of the Supreme Court’s Right to Die Decision," J Intensive Care Med, 1990; 5/6:241-245.
"Living with Uncertainty: Information Theory and Critical Care Decisionmaking," J Intensive Care Med 1990; 5; 91-92 (1990).
"Birth Clustering," with
"Using Objects to Communicate Legal
Information," with Barry B. Bounds, Computer Society Press of the IEEE, 9
"The Problems of Knowledge Representation in
"Ethical Considerations in Non-Judicial Termination of Life-Support Decisions," J Intensive Care Med, 1990; 5/5:193-196.
"A Preventive Law Plan for the Colorado AIDS Control Law," with Thomas M. Vernon, M.D., and George Thomasson, M.D., 86 Colorado Medicine Magazine #5, p. 78 (1989).
"Statistical Analysis of Medical Malpractice
Costs: Analysis of Incident Reporting
"Legal Issues in Critical Care Medicine," with Katharine C. Rathbun; Journal of Intensive Care Medicine; Vol 1, #2 (March-April 1986) p. 101 - 110.
"A Procrustean Approach to Informed Consent:
"Molecular Mobilities of Soluble Components in the Aqueous Phase of Bovine Chromaffin Granules," with R. R. Sharp, III; Biochimica and Biophysica Acta, Volume 497, p. 260, 1977.
"Analysis of the Carbon 13 and Proton NMR Spectra of Bovine Chromaffin Granules," with R. R. Sharp; III, Biochimica and Biophysica Acta, Volume 497, p. 14, 1977.
"NMR Evidence for an Acetylcholine ATP Complex," with R.R. Sharp; Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Volume 64, #3, p. 851, 1975.
Edward P. Richards, Evolving Viruses and Stagnant Public Health Policies: Flu, Fear, and Free Riders, 37 Litigation 42 (2010-2011)
Thomas R.Mclean and Edward P. Richards, The ruling in 'Sereboff', National Law Journal, August 12, 2006.
Thomas R.Mclean and Edward P. Richards, The 'Aetna Health' Ruling, National Law Journal, August 30, 2004, p. 12
Thomas R. McLean and
"Health Care Preventive Law: Lessons for All Preventive Lawyers," 19 Preventive Law Reporter #3, 2001, p. 4.
"Preemption after 'Pegram,'", with Thomas
McLean, National Law Journal,
"Legal Issues in Using the Public Health Police Powers to Protect the Elderly from HIV-AIDS", in Conference Proceedings, HIV/AIDS and the Older Adult, published by the ABA Tort and Insurance Law Practice Section, 1999.
"Federal Preemption Under the Medical Device Amendments," 11 Food, Drug, Cosmetic, and Medical Device Law Digest, #3, p. 92 (1994).
"Proceeding of an Electronic Conference: The Attorney-Client Relationship," in The Effect of Electronic Mail on Law Practice and Law Teaching, I. Trotter Hardy, Editor, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. (1994).
"Do Physicians Really Care about Medical Malpractice Litigation?" 12 Prev. L. Rptr. 3 (1993).
"Tuberculosis: An Introduction for Health Care
Attorneys," with Katharine C. Rathbun, 6 The Health Lawyer (The
"Medical Preventive Law: Should preventive law, like some medicine, be mandated by the government?" 11 Prev. L. Rptr. #2, p. 25 (1992).
"Tuberculosis in the Workplace," with Katharine C. Rathbun, 11 Prev. L. Rptr. #1, p. 25 (1992).
"The Risks Every Business Should Know About
AIDS and HIV Infection," 6 The Health Lawyer (The
"Does the ADA mean no more medical examinations for disabled workers?" with Katharine C. Rathbun, 10 Prev. L. Rptr. #4, p. 14 (1991).
"New Government Regulations put Lawyers and Doctors in Jeopardy," 10 Prev. L. Rptr. #3, p. 28 (1991).
"Insider trading: in research agreements, preventive-law approach is required," 9 Preventive Law Reporter #1, p. 28 (1990.)
"How do you counsel clients with hidden fiduciary interests?" with Daniel J. Deters, 9 Preventive Law Reporter #2, p. 28 (1990).
"Developing a preventive-law strategy may control medical malpractice costs," 8 Preventive Law Reporter #4, p. 20 (1989).
"The Project - Preventive Law Strategy to Head Off AIDS-Related Litigation," 8 Prev. L. Rptr. #3, p. 28 (1989)
"Communicable-disease plan must confront increasing problems of the workplace," with Katharine C. Rathbun, 8 Prev. L. Rptr. #2, p.19 (1989)
"Physicians and their Profession: Do Racketeering
Rules Apply?," with Daniel J. Deters and Robin J. Gray, National Law
"Most Employers Oblivious to Tort Liability for Communicable Diseases in the Workplace?" with Katharine C. Rathbun, 8 Prev. L. Rptr. #1, p. 7 (1989), reprinted 6 Health Care Lawyer #2, p. 10 (1989).
"Employers-and their attorneys-fail to face up to the risks of AIDS," 7 Prev. L. Rptr. #4, p. 28 (1988).
"AIDS Dementia: Companies must manage the risks of a new job `bombshell’," 7 Prev. L. Rptr. #3, p. 23 (1988).
"The Impossible Dream: Ending Client’s Aversion to Lawyer’s Bills," 7 Prev. L. Rptr. March 1988, p. 33.
"Businesslike Nonprofit Hospitals Losing Traditional Special Treatment," with Stephen L. Tucker, 6 Prev. L. Rptr. June 1987, p. 3.
"Accurate Information about AIDS," with Katharine C. Rathbun; Activist’s Quarterly (Houston Civil Liberties Union) Vol 16, #1 (1986) p. 4 - 6.
"Access to Medical Care in
"Patient’s Rights Issues in Health Care Administration," "The Health Lawyer" (A.B.A. Forum Committee on Health Law Reporter), Fall 1983; 1:3; 13-15.
Patient’s Rights Handbook, with Katharine C. Rathbun, M.D.; Texas Young Lawyers Association, 1980 (revised editions 1983, 1986).
"Informed Consent and the
"The Law of Patient’s Rights in Texas,"
with Katharine C. Rathbun; Texas Bar Journal, Volume 44, #9, p. 1059, 1981.
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"Company Doctors as Third Party Defendants," with Glen Provost; 17 TRIAL #7, p. 35, 1981.
"Medical Records: OSHA Requirements and the Practicing Attorney," with Katharine C. Rathbun; Texas Bar Journal, Volume 43, #9, p. 944, 1980.
"OSHA Regulations: Access to Employer Held Medical Information," 16 TRIAL #11, p. 8, 1980.
"Effective Initial Screening/Avoiding the Frivolous Lawsuit," with Katharine C. Rathbun; 16 TRIAL 45-49 1980.
Walter, C.F. and Richards, E.P., III. "Publish and Perish." IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. 2002 Jul-Aug;21(4):127-30, 133.
Walter, C.F. and Richards, E.P., III “Legal Defenses to the Use of Data Digits to Identify Fabricated Data.” Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE. 21(2) 2002: 77- 80.
Walter, C.F. and Richards, E.P., III "Using Data Digits to Identify Fabricated Data." Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE. 20(4) 2001: 96-100.
Walter, C.F. and Richards, E.P., III "Public Access to Scientific Research Data.” Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE. 20(2) 2001: 116-123.
Walter, C.F. and Richards, E.P., III. "When Does The Freedom Of Information Act Apply To Privately Held Data Produced Under A Federal Grant? (Part II)." 19 IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Magazine 120-2, 143 (2000).
Walter, C.F. and Richards, E.P., III. "When Does The Freedom Of Information Act Apply To Privately Held Data Produced Under A Federal Grant? (Part I)." 19 IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Magazine #4 121-125. (2000)
Walter, C.F. and Richards, E.P., III. "When are Expert Witnesses Liable for their Malpractice?" 19 IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Magazine #2, 107-109 (2000).
Richards, E.P., III and Walter C. "The Supreme Court Sets Standards for Engineering Expert Testimony," 18 IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Magazine #6, 83-4, 88.
"The Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of
"The Social Responsibility of Scientists: The
Scientific Impact Statement," with
"Keeping Junk Science out of the
"Science in the Supreme Court: Round Two,"
"Book Review: Judging Science," 16 IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Magazine, in press.
"Litigating Fear: Electrical and Magnetic Fields (EMF) and the Law," 16 IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Magazine, (Sept.-Oct. 1997) #5 p. 176-178.
"Extracting The Teeth From The False Claims
"The Supreme Court rules on medical device liability - Or does it?" 16 IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Magazine (Jan-Feb 1997) #1 p. 87.
"Custodians Of Information," with
Scientific Misconduct For The Benefit Of Science," with
"Public Policy and the Preemption of State Tort
Claims against Medical Device Manufacturers," with
"Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go
Outside: The False Claims Act and Scientific Misconduct," with
"Using Expert Testimony in Scientific
Misconduct Cases," with
"Pillorying Well-Stocked Scientists," with
"Phantom Risk - Phantom Justice?" A review of Phantom Risk," edited by Kenneth R. Foster, David E. Bernstein, and Peter W. Huber (MIT Press, 1993), 13 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine #3, p. 427 (1994).
"News Fraud Fuels Science Fraud," with
"Research Misconduct: Catching the Desperadoes
and Restraining the Zealots," with
"Medical Device Reporting: New Rules, New Concerns," 12 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, #3, p. 102 (1993).
"Products Liability for Medical Devices:
Federal Preemption of State Lawsuits," with
"Scientific Misconduct: Part 6 - Constitutional Rights Revisited," 12 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, #1, p. 130 (1993).
"Scientific Misconduct: Part 5 - Making
Scientific Self-regulation Work," with
"Scientific Misconduct: Part 4 - The Cost of
"Scientific Misconduct: Part 3 - Standards for
Scientific Record Keeping," with
"Scientific Misconduct: Part 2 - What are your Constitutional Rights?" 11 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, #1, p. 73 (1992).
"Scientific Misconduct: Part 1 - The Federal
"Do You Talk Too Much?" with
"How Effective Safety Devices Lead to Secondary
"Employment Obligations Part IV: University
Faculties and Expert Consultants," with
"Employment Obligations Part III: Who Is an
Independent Contractor?" with
"Employment Obligations Part II: Duties of an
"Employment Obligations Part I: Duties of an
Employee to His Employer," with
"High Tech Devices in Low Tech Environments:
The Lay Use of Medical Devices," with
"The Wages of Sin: Preventing Punitive Damages," 8 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine #3, p. 50 (1989).
"How is an anesthesia machine like a lawnmower?
- The problem of the learned intermediary," with
From Eternal to Ephemeral Property: Rethinking Legal Rights for Coastal Communities, ASU Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, Phoenix, Arizona May 2017.
Megaproject Failure: The Louisiana Coastal Restoration Plan. LSU Law School Energy Law Symposium, Baton Rouge, March 30, 2017.
The 2016 Louisiana Flood: A Failure of Risk Perception. Tulane Environmental Summit, New Orleans, 11 March 2017.
Geoengineering: Methods and Risks, Tulane Environmental Summit, New Orleans, 10 March 2017.
Forum on the President's Executive Order on Immigration, LSU Law School, February 2017.Coastal Mortality: Using the Paleoclimate and Paleotempestology Record to Triage Adaptation Support to Communities Threatened by Sea Level Rise, Vermont Law School Environmental Law Forum, September 2016.
Convener and Panelist - Discussion Group: Cybersurveillance: Snowden, the NSA and Beyond, SEALS, Amelia Island, Florida, August 2016.
Coastal Triage: Establishing Criteria for Sustainable Coastal Development in the Face of Sea Level Rise, AESS Annual Meeting, Washington, DC June 2016.
National Security Impacts of Climate Change, Tulane Environmental Forum, 20 Feb 2016, New Orleans, LA.
Learning from Life Insurance: Lessons for Structuring Insurance for Properties Facing Progressive Climate Risk, Boston College School of Law, November 2015.
Looking Back to See the Future: How Natural Cycles can Inform Sustainability - The Example of River Deltas, Sustainability Conference of American Legal Educators, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law – Arizona State University School of Law, May 2015.
Member, Working Group. Executive Forum on Climate and Business: Private Property, Climate Information Disclosure, and the Roles of Insurance and Government. University of North Carolina Law School, March 2015.
Virtual Guest Lecturer. Using Natural Cycles to Make Better Decisions about Adaptation to Climate Change: The Future of the Louisiana Coast. Mercer Law School, March 2015.
Delta Cycles, Climate Change, and Business Risk on the Louisiana Coast, Council of Petroleum Accounting Societies, New Orleans, January 2015.
Moderator and Organizer. Works-in-Progress Programs for New Law School Teachers, Administrative Law Section, AALS Annual Meeting, January 2014.
Moderator and Organizer. Administrative Law Section Program: Not Your Parents’ Administrative Law Class, Administrative Law Section, AALS Annual Meeting, January 2014.
Rethinking Environmentalism and Sustainability for a Changing World: The Example of Sea Level Rise and the Mississippi Delta, Vermont Law School Environmental Law Forum, October 2014.
Delta Cycles, Climate Change, and the Future of the Louisiana Coast: A Framework for Understanding Coastal Erosion Claims, Professional Landman’s Association of New Orleans (PLANO), New Orleans, September 2014.
Delta Cycles, Climate Change, and the Future of the Louisiana Coast: A Framework for Understanding Coastal Erosion Claims, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, Houston, September 2014.
Moderator and Organizer, Discussion Group: Administrative Law Issues in Teaching Climate Change. Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2014 Annual Conference, August 2014.
Delta Cycles, Climate Change, and the Future of the Louisiana Coast: A Framework for Understanding Coastal Erosion Claims, Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, Baton Rouge, 29 May 2014.
The Louisiana Coastal Erosion Lawsuit: Bad Science and Bad Policy, 61st Annual Mineral Law Institute, Baton Rouge, April 2014.
Should Federal Agencies be Responsible for Catastrophic Coastal Flooding? Administrative Law Discussion Forum, Louisville, KY Dec. 2013.
Public Health Implications of Global Warming, American College of Legal Medicine, Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 23 Feb 2013.
Preserving Rule of Law Through Preserving Civil Society, National Security Law Section, 2013 AALS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 5 Jan 2013.
Public Health Policy and Legislation as Tools to Drive Population Health, Fifth Annual Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA 24 Oct 2012.
Southeastern Association of Law Schools. 2012 Annual Conference, Moderator, Discussion Group: Climate Change and Adaptation Across the Curriculum, 1 August 2012.
Southeastern Association of Law Schools. 2012 Annual Conference, Junior Scholar Mentor, 31 July 2012.
9th Annual International Wetlands Conference - The Challenge of Steady State Coastal Law in the Time of Rising Oceans, Orlando, 7 June 2012.
Disaster Preparedness and Public Health - ABA 2012 Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, 4 Feb 2012.
Legal Issues in Disaster Medical Standards. Mass Casualty Incident Management (MCIM) Conference in New Orleans, July 2011.
Ocean Rise: The Black Swan of Coastal Ecology. 29th Annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, University of Oregon School of Law, Eugene, Oregon, March 2011.
Panelist, FLASH (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes) Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2010.
Southern Louisiana - Will we adapt to climate change? Health Law Teachers Conference, Austin, June 2010.
Southern Louisiana: Does the US Accept Global Warming? 2010 National Association of Environmental Law Societies, Loyola University Law School, New Orleans, March 2010.
Introduction to Administrative Law, CLU, State of Louisiana ALJs, Jan 2010.
Balancing the Needs of Public Health Professionals and Lawyers in the Design of Public Health Law Materials, Annual Health Law Teachers Conference, Cleveland, OH, June 2009.
H1N1 and the Federal Courts, Annual 5th Circuit Conference, New Orleans, May 2009
Health Care Forum: Improving Emergency Preparedness for Hospitals, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response within the US Dept of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, May 2008.
Dangerous People, Irrational Fears: Developing a rational jurisprudence for non-criminal dangerousness, Speaker, 10th Annual Health Policy Institute, sponsored by the Southern Illinois University Law and Medical Schools, and the Senator Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Carbondale Il, May 2008.
Real Life Public Health Planning: Where Medicine Meets The Law, Florida Department of Health - Attorney Conference, Maitland, Fl, June 13-15, 2007
Planning Session for the National Summit on Obesity Law, Participant, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, November, 2007.
National Summit on Emergency Preparedness Law, Discussion Facilitator, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2007.
Potemkin Plans: What are the ethical duties of planners asked to give false assurances? Health Law Teachers Conference, Boston, June 2007
The Limits of Law in Public Health Emergencies – Building Resilient Communities - Presented at the 2007 Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference & Exposition, May 2007.
Individual Restrictions, Quarantine, and Public Health Realities - Presented at the 2007 Great Lakes Homeland Security Training Conference & Exposition, May 2007.
Panelist, 21st Annual Conference of the Professions, “Preparing for Disaster: Fire, Flood and the Flu,” University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, March 2007
The Role of Law Enforcement in Public Health Emergencies - Presented at the Department of Homeland Security-Federal Transportation Administration Safety and Security Round Table, San Francisco, December 2006
Coping with natural disasters – federal, state and local responsibilities and coordination, Guest Lecture, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, November 2006.
Judge and Problem Author, National Health Law Moot Court Competition, Southern Illinois University and the American College of Legal Medicine, Carbondale Illinois, November 2006
When Moral Hazard Becomes Mortal Hazard - Policy Failures Leading to the Hurricane Katrina Disaster and its Aftermath, Distinguished Lecture, University of Toronto, Toronto Canada, October 2006.
Seizing Private Property during Emergencies, presented and moderated panel, Annual CDC Public Health Law Conference, June 2006, Atlanta.
Lessons from Katrina, presented at the Annual Health Law Teachers Conference. June 2006, Baltimore.
All Hazards Approach to Pandemic Flu,. presented at the Transit Safety and Security Round Table, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security for heads of transit security for all mass transit systems in the U.S. May 2006, San Francisco.
Pandemic Flu Preparation for Law Enforcement, presented at a Police Executive Research Forum International Conference, and continued work under a Bureau of Justice Administration grant for a report to the Department of Justice. March 2006, Washington DC.
Public Health as Administrative Law - Presented at the 2006 AALS Annual Meeting, January 2006.
The Administrative Basis of Public Health Law - Presented at the 2005 APHA Annual Meeting, Dec 9, 2005.
Obesity Management: Lessons and Cautions from the Tobacco Experience, Presented at the NACCHO-ASTHO Annual Meeting, 13 July 2005
Testimony before the President's AIDS Commission: AIDS Law - Past and Future, 21 June 2005
Legal Frameworks for Preventing Chronic Disease: Developing a Preventive Law Approach, presented at the CDC Public Health Law Conference, 14 June 2005.
Public Health Law Revision and the Model Law Process: The Case of Emergency Quarantine and Isolation, to be presented at the CDC Public Health Law Conference, 14 June 2005.
"Phantom Agent - Preparing for Smallpox Bioterrorism", National Security Studies, Maxwell School, Syracuse, NY, April 2005.
"The Politics of Smallpox Modeling", Rice University Department of Statistics, Houston Texas, November 2004.
Public Health Law Powers, Short Course on Public Health Law, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, November, 2004.
Consultant, National Institution of Justice, Terrorism Research meeting, Washington, DC, October 2004.
"Plagues, Police, and Posse Comitatus: Legal Issues in Forensic Epidemiology and Public Health Emergency Response,” Keynote Speech, Forensic Epidemiology, Investigative Responses to Bioterrorism, University of San Diego, June 2004.
"Legal Issues in Obesity Management," CDC 3rd Annual Public Health Law Conference, Atlanta, June 2004.
"Public Health as Administrative Law," Short Course, CDC 3rd Annual Public Health Law Conference, Atlanta, June 2004.
"Liability and Compensation for Injuries Caused
by Vaccines for Bioterrorism Agents," The
"Obesity Laws: What are the Unintended Consequences?", presentation and panel chair, American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Annual Health Law Teacher's Conference, Newark, June, 2004
Consultant, Agency for Healthcare Research and
Quality (AHRQ), Report on Health Care Preparedness for Bioterrorism Events,
"Smallpox Bioterrorism", Symposium on
Public Health and National Security Law,
"Medical Malpractice Tort Reform," Panel
chair, Annual Meeting of the AALS,
"Smallpox, SARS, and Bioterrorism: Lessons
Learned and Future Challenges",
"Bioterrorism and the Law", Annual Meeting
of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences,
National Institute of Justice Commentator, Police Executive Research Foundation's Executive Session on Community Policing in a Security Conscious World, entitled Preparing for and Responding to Bioterrorism, Los Angeles, California July 24th and 25th, 2003.
"Teaching Public Health Law", Plenary Session, American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics Annual Health Law Teacher's Conference, June 2003.
"Blinded by Bioterrorism," Bioterrorism
and the Law Conference, Sponsored by the
"Bioterrorism and Emerging Infections Diseases:
Balancing Private Rights and Public Safety,
Invited Workshop: Creating a Model Syllabus for Bioterrorism
& Public Health Law,
"Legal Issues for Pharmaceutical
Scientists," American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Annual
Meeting, Short Course,
"Clones, Replicants, and Liability,"
Annual Health Law Teacher's Conference,
"Biotechnology and World Health," Program Moderator, Health Law Section Program, AALS Annual Meeting, January 2002
"Legal Issues in Protecting against Smallpox
"Bioterrorism," An Interdisciplinary Conference on State Law and Public Health, University of Kentucky Law School and School of Public Health, October 2001.
"Rethinking Public Health Law," An Interdisciplinary Conference on State Law and Public Health, University of Kentucky Law School and School of Public Health, October 2001.
"Environmental Justice and Public Health,"
Health Law Workshop, Brandeis
"Policy Issues in Developing Combined JD/MPH
Participant and panelist - ABA Conference On Legal And Ethical Issues In Progression Of Dementia, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens Georgia, December, 2000.
"The Future of Public Health Law", American
Association of Public Health Physicians, American Public Health Association
"Emerging Infectious Diseases and the
Law," International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Centers
for Disease Control,
"Bioterrorism and the Use of Fear in Public
Health," Health Law Teachers Conference,
Member - UMKC Urban Mission Task Force on Health and Human Services - Spring 2000
"Legal Issues in Clinical Engineering Risk
Management," HealthTech 2000,
"Public Health Ethics," University of Kansas Medical School, Department of History and Philosophy of Medicine, Kansas City, March 2000.
"The Law of Emerging Infectious Diseases and
Bioterrorism," Panel Chair and Speaker, American Public Health Association
"Legal Issues in Using the Public Health Police
Powers to Protect the Elderly from HIV-AIDS", HIV/AIDS and the Older
"Medicine & Public Health: The Power of
Collaboration", Panel Member, American Public Health Association Annual
"Doctors, Dollars, and Death," part of the
"Operator Errors And Managing Their Risk,"
A Course Presented at the AAMI Annual Meeting & Expos, June, 1999,
"Ethical Issues Facing Health Care
Attorneys," with Ellen Suni,
"The State Regulation of Medical Practice," Health Law Section, Association of American Law Schools, January 1999.
"Police Power and Public Health Practice,"
"Managing The Risks Of Technology," A
Course Presented at the AAMI Annual Meeting & Expos,
"Crazy or Bad? – Dealing with Dangerous
People," Grand Rounds,
"The Structure of Managed Care," UMKC Continuing Legal Education, March 1998.
"The Public Health Implications of Hendricks v.
"Bribing Doctors," Featured speaker, Oklahoma Bar Association Health Law Section Annual Meeting, November, 1997.
"Physicians, Patients, and Managed Health Care:
The Critical Role of Trust in Balancing Individual and Societal Needs,"
International meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
"Recent Developments in Managed Care Liability
for Physicians," 37th Annual Meeting, American
"New Challenges For Clinical Engineers, BMETS, & Risk Managers," short course (one day), Annual Meeting, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, May 1996.
"The Law of Infectious Diseases," Luncheon
Speaker - 36th Annual Meeting, American
"New Challenges in Clinic Engineering Risk Management," short course (one day), Annual Meeting, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, May 1995.
"The Law Professor's Workstation," Association of American Law Schools Annual Convention, January 1995.
"New Developments in Disabilities," Annual Meeting, Missouri Bar, September, 1994.
National Conference: Law in a Digital World, sponsored by West Publishing Company, 1994.
Panelist and Commentator: Forum on Medical
Electronic Panel Discussion, "Total quality management; a group of practitioners, in-house counsel, and leading consultants discuss the promise and the reality of TQM." printed in: 15 American Lawyer #10 S9(10) December 1993.
Co-course director, short course (one day) on clinical engineering risk management, Annual Meeting, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, May 1994.
"Privacy in the Workplace," panel discussion, Kansas City Chapter, Information Systems Security Association, March 1994.
"Ethical Breaches in Managed Care?" 1994
Bioethics Conference in
"Gender Issues and Health Care," panel
discussion, National Association of Women Lawyers, 1994
"Patients-More Access, Less Care?"
Fifteenth Annual Health Law Forum,
Co-course director, short course (one day) on clinical engineering risk management, Annual Meeting, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, May 1993.
Legal and Ethical Conflicts in Managed Care, Annual
"Reforming Medical Care in the
"Risk Reduction for the Medical Device
Industry: Regulatory Compliance and Liability Prevention,"
"Legal Issues Related to Biotechnology and
"Medical Device Liability for Operating Room Nurses," Laserscope educational program, Association of Operation Room Nurses, April 1991.
"High Technology as a Patient Safety Net,"
Nellcor Annual Sales Meeting,
Past member of the Editorial Board for "Health Care Instrumentation," a bioengineering and medical devices journal published by Elsiver/Excerpta Medica.
Reviewer, Society of Critical Care Medicine document: "An Assessment of Pulse Oximetry," September 1990.
"Legal Implications of Critical Care
Data," Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting,
"AIDS Law for the Practicing Physician,"
presented to medical groups in
"AIDS and the Law," Colorado ETC’s ‘Train the Trainers Conference’, June 1989.
"Risk Management in the Pediatric ICU,"
Counsel, Association of State and Territorial Health Officers’ report: "Guide to Public Heath Practice: Principles to Protect HIV‑Related Confidentiality and Prevent Discrimination," 1988.
Official representative of the Colorado State Bar to the Colorado Legislature’s Judiciary Committee hearings on the Colorado AIDS law, 1987.
"The Obligations of Multinational
Corporations," Global Issues Series,
"AIDS in the Workplace,"
"Informed Consent and Ethical Practice,"
"Quality Control in Medical
Administration," Short Course, Continuing Medical Education,
"Legal Issues in Home Health Care,"
Visiting Nurses Association of
Speaker and panelist on legal issues in bioengineering innovation, Annual Meeting, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, 1985.
"Does Legal Liability Threaten Medical Innovation?," Annual Meeting, Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1985.
"Managing your Lawyers,"
"Lawyers in Your Pocket," featured presentation, Annual Meeting, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, 1984.
Speaker and panelist on bioengineering risk management, Annual Meeting, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, 1983.
"Patient’s Rights," First and Second Annual Texas Health Law Institutes, University of Houston Law Center, 1981 and 1982.
"Pitfalls in the Nurse as Patient Advocate," Annual Meeting, National Association of Operating Room Nurses.
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