Distinguished lecture in health law returns for discussion about consumer-driven health care
Public Relations - Published: November 14, 2008
RaynesMcCartyLectureHealthRiskThe Widener University School of Law is pleased to announce that Professor Timothy S. Jost, one of the country’s leading academic experts on consumer health law, will deliver the fourth-annual Raynes McCarty Distinguished Lecture in Health Law on Widener’s Delaware campus and at the Union League in Philadelphia, both on Monday, Nov. 17.

Jost is the Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law. His lecture, “Health Care at Risk: A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement,” is expected to explore one of the most pressing legal-policy issues of our time.

Jost will first give the lecture during a luncheon event at the Union League, 140 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia. The luncheon begins at noon and the lecture starts at 12:30 p.m. He will repeat it that day for the law school community at 4 p.m. in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom on Widener’s Delaware campus.

One Delaware and one Pennsylvania continuing legal education credit is available for attendance at either lecture. There is no cost to attend either event, including the luncheon, thanks to a generous gift from the Raynes McCarty law firm, based in Philadelphia. Raynes McCarty attorneys represent the catastrophically injured in the courts and the legislature. It is one of the country’s most philanthropic and civic-minded firms.

The Health Law Institute on Widener University School of Law’s Delaware campus is ranked among the top-10 programs in the nation. Institute Director and Law Professor John G. Culhane said the Law School is proud to host Jost.

“We are delighted that Timothy Jost has accepted our invitation to be this year’s Raynes McCarty lecturer. Professor Jost is one of the leading health law experts in the country, and his critique of the consumer-driven health care movement is particularly timely given current controversies over the quality and financing of health care,” Culhane said. “Professor Jost is a much-sought public speaker, and we encourage the legal community and the Widener family to come out in force for this important event.”

Jost is a co-author of a casebook, “Health Law,” used widely throughout the United States in teaching health law. He also wrote “Disentitlement? The Threats Facing our Public Health Care Programs and a Rights-Based Response” and “Readings in Comparative Health Law and Bioethics,” the second edition of which appeared this spring.

He has also written numerous articles and book chapters on health care regulation and comparative health law and policy, and has lectured on health law topics throughout the world. His most recent book is the same title of his upcoming lecture, “Health Care at Risk: A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement.” It was published by Duke University Press in 2007.

To register to attend, contact Karla Harris at 302-477-2704 or email kmharris@widener.edu. There is no fee but space is limited. Business attire is required.