Regis J. Fallon Lectures Series

The Center for Health and the Social Sciences is honored to host a special workshop series in tribute to Regis J. Fallon. The Regis J. Fallon Lecture Series on Health and Law will focus attention on the leading issues at the interface of health and the law, bringing together students and experts from campus and beyond to fuel productive discussion across these disciplines and helping the University to become an increasingly important contributor to innovative research and training at this important interface. Workshops will be held twice each academic year. For more information, contact faculty organizer Anup Malani at

Upcoming Lectures

January 12, 2015
4:00-5:15 pm in P-117
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Daniel Carpenter, PhD
Professor of Government; Director, Center for American Political Studies; Director, Social Sciences Program, Harvard University


Past Lectures

November 13, 2013

"Three Principles of Real Health Reform"
Daniel P. Kessler, JD, PhD
Professor, Stanford Law School

May 2, 2013

"Medical Liability Reform and Accountability for Safe Care: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
Michelle Mello, JD, PhD
Professor of Law and Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health

October 12, 2012
"The Future of Health Care Reform in the United States"
A conference coordinated by the University of Chicago Law School and Department of Medicine and Biological Sciences, supportedin part by the Fallon Lecture endowment.

May 14, 2012
"Non-Consensual Access to Data for Research and Public Health"
Barbara Evans, JD, PhD
Professor of Law, University of Houston; Co-Director, Health Law & Policy Institute; Director, Center on Biotechnology & Law

February 27, 2012
"Legal Solutions for Ensuring Decision Aid Quality"
Nadia Sawicki, JD
Assistant Professor of Law, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law

May 9, 2011
"The Histories of American Health Insurance: Three Narratives and the Affordable Care Act"
Timothy S. Jost, JD
Robert L. Willet Family Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

February 28, 2011
"The Impact of Health Reform on Physicians and Hospitals"
Lawrence E. Singer, MA, JD
Director, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago

May 26, 2010
"How Not to Do Medical Malpractice Reform"
David A. Hyman, BA, JD, MD
Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Professor, University of Illinois College of Law


"From Evidence to Practice:  Can Coverage and Payment Policy Change Physician Behavior?"
Susan Foote
Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

January 22, 2009
"Discussing End-of-Life Options: Are Statues the Solution?"
Alan Meisel
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote Professor of Bioethics, and Professor of Law and Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

April 24, 2008
"Fairness in Health Care:  Who Pays?  Who Benefits?"
Clark Havighurst
William Neal Reynolds Professor Emeritus of Law

January 17, 2008
"The Abortion Wars and the Gonzales vs. Carhart Decision"
Bruce Patsner, MD, JD
Professor at the Health Law and Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center

April 19, 2007
"The Food and Drug Administration: How Safe? How Effective?"
David Kessler, MD, JD
Dean of the UCSF School of Medicine and vice chancellor for Medical Affairs
Richard Epstein, LLD, HC
James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago

January 25, 2007
"The Law and Ethics of Medical Fees: A Brief Historical View"
Mark A. Hall, JD
Fred D. and Elizabeth L. Turnage Professor of Law at Wake Forest University

May 2, 2006
"Clinical Trials, Drug Marketing, Off-Label Prescribing, and the Law"
Sandra H. Johnson, JD, LLM
Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Law and Ethics in the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law