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Creighton Law Review Symposium and TePoel lecture turns focus to health care, immigration, LGBTQIA issues

Creighton UniversityThe Creighton Law Review Symposium and TePoel Lecture, the Creighton University School of Law’s student-run lecture series aimed at some of the day’s most pressing issues, will take place March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., featuring a keynote on health care access and breakout sessions on HIV discrimination, immigration and LGBTQIA issues in the law.

At 9:15 a.m., Daniel E. Dawes, JD, will present this year’s TePoel lecture. Dawes is the author of 150 Years of ObamaCare, a book looking at the surprisingly long history of the nation’s efforts to create a sustainable, affordable health care system. A senior adviser and general counsel at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, Dawes is a professor at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University.

Following Dawes’ lecture, at 10:30 a.m., the first session of the symposium will key on the Affordable Care Act, with talks from Stacey A. Tovino, JD, PhD, Judge Jack and Lulu Lehman Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Molly McCleery, staff attorney and program director of the Health Care Access Program at Nebraska Appleseed.

At 12:45 p.m., a session on legal issues in the LGBTQIA community will convene with Valarie Blake, JD, MA, an associate professor at the West Virginia University College of Law, Heather McCabe, MSW, JD, of the Indiana University School of Social Work and the McKinney School of Law at IU, and Tiffany Graham, associate dean of academic affairs and a senior lecturer at the University of South Dakota School of Law.

A third session on immigration law will take place at 2:15 p.m., with a conversation between Medha D. Makhlouf, JD, a professor at Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, and Jacqueline N. Font-Guzmán, JD, PhD, director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution program at Creighton.

This year’s symposium and TePoel lecture was led by Creighton law professor Kelly Dineen, RN, JD, PhD, and third-year student Natalie Williams.

This is a Continuing Legal Education opportunity. For more information, a complete schedule and to register, visit here.


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