This seminar series brings guest speakers to the Faculty of Law to stimulate the discussion of issues related to the intersection of law with health care and related ethical and social issues.

The series is organized by the Health Law and Policy Group and the CIHR Training Program in Health Law, Ethics and Policy

2013 - 2014 SCHEDULE

All Seminars are held at 84 Queen’s Park, Falconer Hall, Solarium, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM unless otherwise indicated.

Lunch will be provided.

Date of Seminar



September 19
Colleen Grogan
School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago
The Hidden Politics of Population and Public Health Policies in the US

Terrence Sullivan
Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto

*Co-sponsored by the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto
October 24
Joanna Erdman
Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
The Influence of Evidence in the Criminalization of Sex

Andrea Charise
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, University of Iowa
November 14
Bernard Dickens
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
 Protection of Conscience in Medical Care
November 21

Norman Daniels
Dept. of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

Alumni Hall, Victoria College
Charles Street 
between Birge Carnegie Bldg. and Burwash Hall)

Ethical Basis for Excluding Unauthorized Immigrants from the Affordable Care Act

Audrey Macklin
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

*Co-sponsored by the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights and the International Human Rights Program
January 16

Ian Mosby
Dept. of History, University of Guelph
Truth, Reconciliation, and the Historical Legacy of Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities and Residential Schools


Trudo Lemmens and Douglas Sanderson
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
February 27
Lorian Hardcastle
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
The Role of Tort Law in Improving Governmental Accountability in the Health Sector

Joan Gilmour
Osgood Hall Law School, York University 
March 27
Theodore R. Marmor
Yale School of Management
 Court vs. Medicare:  Round II of Legal Challenges to Limits on Private Finance of Health Care

See past workshops