Friday, September 8, 2023

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago’s nationally acclaimed Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is pleased to announce that our annual Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Workshop to be held at the Corboy Law Center, 25 East Person, Chicago, Illinois, on Friday, September 8, 2023. We are planning for a fully in-person event this year.

View our call for papers information below.

Costs & Accommodations
This event has been generously funded by Loyola University Chicago law alumnus Mitch Wiet (JD ’65) and his family. Admission to the workshop, a one-night stay at a local Chicago hotel, conference day meals, and workshop reception, are free. Attendees must cover their own flight and other travel. In the case that funding for travel is not covered by home institutions, scholars may apply for travel funding as part of their abstract submission by including a statement of travel funding requests and reasons. Additional hotel funds may also be available for those traveling significant distances; please also submit an interest statement and reasons for additional night hotel. Funds are limited and requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Contact Professors Jordan Paradise jparadise@luc.edu or Cynthia Ho cho@luc.edu with questions about abstract and draft submissions. For logistical questions, please contact Grace Pyatt 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 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 Workshop, 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 discipline of life science law.

Note: The Beazley Institute for Health Law & Policy also hosts an annual symposium on topics of health law and policy each Fall.  Scholars are welcome to submit to both this Wiet Call for Papers and the Beazley symposium Call for Papers.

Call for Papers

Loyola is currently soliciting 750-1,000 word abstracts reflecting mid-stage or near complete article drafts for the purpose of workshopping with expert commentators and other selected scholars. Modeled after successful events for law professors and scholars in other areas, we will allot presentation time for each scholar, followed by intensive discussion with expert commentators and scholar attendees. Up to five scholars will be selected to present and provide feedback to other scholars at the workshop. Junior scholars, including those in fellowship positions, are particularly encouraged to apply and will be prioritized in the selection process. Full article drafts will be made available at least two weeks prior to the event to all scholar participants for advance review in order to facilitate effective feedback. 

Submission and Review Timeline
The deadline for submission is Friday, July 7.   Submit via email to health-law@luc.edu (and cc: jparadise@luc.edu) with subject line Wiet Life Science Law 2023.  Your submission should include not only the 750-1,000-word abstract, but also author contact information, as well as the names and contact information for two or three U.S. scholars that you believe would provide insightful feedback and comments on your article.  In addition, you must commit to provide a full draft if selected.  

Selected scholars will be notified by email on or before Friday, July 21. 

For those selected to participate, the deadline for the full draft (15,000-20,000 words) is Friday, August 18.  

Contact Professors Jordan Paradise jparadise@luc.edu or Cynthia Ho cho@luc.edu with questions about abstract and draft submissions.  For logistical questions, please contact Grace Pyatt at health-law@luc.edu.