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.

We wish to acknowledge the generous benefaction of Mary and Philip Seeman in support of this series, during which time the series was named the Mary and Philip Seeman Health Law, Policy and Ethics Seminar Series.

2023-2024 Schedule 

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Date of Seminar



Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Margherita Melillo, Associate, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Galit Sarfaty, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

Weaponising evidence: a history of tobacco control in international law

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Laura Bisaillon, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Society, University of Toronto

Valentina Capurri, PhD, Toronto Metropolitan University

Screening Out: Exclusionary Lawyering and Doctoring in the Canadian Immigration System

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Myrisha Lewis, Professor, William & Mary Law School

Ethical, Legislative, and Political Responses to Assisted Reproductive Technology and Reproductive Genetic Innovation

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Joanna Erdman, Professor & MacBain Chair in Heath Law and Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Paola Bergallo, Associate Professor, School of Law, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

Abortion Law Illiberalism & Feminist Futures 

See past workshops