Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference

Loyola University Chicago’s nationally acclaimed Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy will host the inaugural Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Philip H. Corboy Law Center, 25 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611.  The event is generously funded by alum Mitchell Wiet (JD ’65) and Frances Wiet (BA ’62).

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. 

We are currently in the process of organizing a cross-cutting plenary session, as well as thematic sessions to promote workshop of papers.  Our goal for the presentations is to organize three scholars each during a 90 minute span, allocating a total of 30 minutes for each presenter.  Scholars should plan 15-20 minutes for presentation and the remainder for discussions with other panel members and scholars.

The Law Center is located on Loyola's Water Tower campus, near Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile, Lake Michigan, Millennium Park, the Chicago Art Institute, and Chicago Symphony Center.

Conference Organizers:
Professor Cynthia Ho, cho@luc.edu
Professor Jordan Paradise, jparadise@luc.edu

Program Administrator:
Janet Howe, health-law@luc.edu