Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference

Friday, October 13, 2017

9 AM – 5 PM

 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Loyola University Chicago’s nationally acclaimed Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is pleased to invite original research submissions for its inaugural Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference on Friday, October 13, 2017.

The conference is designed to provide a new intellectual venue for life science professors, scholars, and practitioners to convene and discuss current research and scholarship.  The phrase “life science law” aims to capture research and disciplines spanning food and drug law, health law, intellectual property (IP), biotechnology, environmental, administrative, antitrust, and other realms that involve the life sciences in some meaningful respect.  Our goal is to foster recognition of life science law as a cohesive, dynamic area of legal study and strengthen connections among national life science law scholars. 

Loyola is currently soliciting 750-1,000 word abstracts reflecting early or mid-stage ideas for the purpose of workshopping with other conference scholars.  Modeled after successful events for law professors and scholars in other areas, participants will be organized in topical panels of three to five authors with approximately 15-20 minutes allotted to each abstract presentation, followed by discussions with scholar attendees.  Abstracts from the authors will be distributed one week prior to the conference; authors may also submit draft articles for distribution to conference attendees.

Submission and Review Timeline
The deadline for 750-1,000 word abstracts, including author contact information is June 15.   

Submit via email to health-law@luc.edu with subject line Wiet Life Science Law.

Authors will be notified of speaker selections by email on July 15.

Cost
This extraordinary conference has been generously funded by Loyola University Chicago law alumnus Mitch Wiet (JD ’65) and his family.  Admission to the conference, including a one-night stay at a local Chicago hotel, meals, and a reception following the conference, is free. (Conference attendees must pay their own travel.)

Questions
Contact Professors Jordan Paradise jparadise@luc.edu or Cynthia Ho cho@luc.edu with questions about conference scope and abstract submissions.  For logistical questions, please contact Janet Howe at health-law@luc.edu.

About the Beazley Institute
Established in 1984, Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy has evolved into a nationally recognized center dedicated to the education of health and life science law leaders and policymakers, and to the study and furtherance of the field.  The Institute publishes two journals—the Annals of Health Law and the Loyola University Chicago Journal of Regulatory Compliance—and offers more than thirty health law, life science law, and compliance courses.  The Beazley Institute is a leader in online legal education, with more than 300 students annually taking courses through its Center for Online Studies.  With the offering of the Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference, the expansion of Loyola’s life science curriculum, and dedicated externship opportunities for students, the Beazley Institute looks forward to collaborating with our scholar colleagues to support the burgeoning discipline of life science law.