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HEALTH LAW SOCIETY

Purpose

The Health Law Society ("HLS") is dedicated to exploring the intersection between medical health care and the judicial system. The HLS examines not only the traditional areas of health law, but also delves deeper into local and national health policy concerns. The HLS strives to enhance the experience and knowledge of its members and the entire Memphis law community.

Summary

The Health Law Society is a new student organization at the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. The Society is dedicated to exploring the intersection between medical health care and the judicial system. The Society examines not only the traditional areas of health law, but also delves deeper into local and national health policy concerns. The Society strives to enhance the experience and knowledge of its members and the entire Memphis law community.

In its first year, the Society offered its members many networking and leadership opportunities. The Society hosted a "speed networking" event. At the event, local health lawyers had short one-on-one mentoring sessions with law students. The event was a huge success and will occur yearly. The Society provided another networking opportunity by partnering with the health law section of the Memphis Bar Association for a happy hour-networking event. The happy hour allowed students to interact with health lawyers in an informal and comfortable atmosphere. The relationships established at these events have led to many lawyer-student mentoring relationships.

The members of the Society contributed short summaries of legal issues to the health law section of the Memphis Bar Association's newsletters. This was a great way to introduce the Society members to the local health law community and to display their writing skills. Lastly, the members of the Society were given the wonderful opportunity to meet both Fred Grey and Dr. Jim Jones at the law school's inaugural health law symposium. Fred Grey, attorney, represented both Martin Luther King, Jr. and the participants of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Dr. Jim Jones is the author of Bad Blood, a book detailing the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and analyzing the effects of institutionalized discrimination on marginalized segments of a population. It was truly a once in a life time opportunity to meet such inspirational health law figures! The Society is looking forward to another year full of health law

Officers

President
J. Lauren Ball - jlhill7@memphis.edu

Vice-President
Demi Dalrymple - ddlrympl@memphis.edu

Treasurer
Emily Bragg - ebbragg@memphis.edu

Secretary
Caroline Gordon - cgordon2@memphis.edu

Public Relations Chair
Brian Burns - bdburns@memphis.edu

Events Chair
Mary Smith - mksmith5@memphis.edu

HLS Constitution