Advancing Health Law & Social Justice in the Clinic, the Classroom and the Community

Annals of Health Law, Vol. 21, p. 237, 2012

Roger Williams Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 127

22 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2012 Last revised: 30 Sep 2015

See all articles by Emily A. Benfer

Emily A. Benfer

Wake Forest University School of Law

John J. Ammann

Saint Louis University - School of Law

Lisa Bliss

Georgia State University - College of Law

Sylvia Caley

Georgia State University College of Law

Liz Tobin Tyler

Brown University - Alpert Medical School

Robert Pettignano

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Date Written: September 11, 2012

Abstract

Law school clinics are paramount to developing law school graduates who embrace their “special responsibility for the quality of justice,” as well as their role in ensuring equal access to justice for marginalized, impoverished and underserved members of society. This responsibility permeates every aspect of lawyering, especially the practice of health law. This article explores, first, how clinics and social justice fit into the practice of health law and into the training of future health law attorneys and policymakers. Second, it defines social justice in the context of health and, finally, it provides examples that demonstrate how we can, and why we should, integrate social justice teaching into every law school, every classroom and the practice of health law.

Suggested Citation

Benfer, Emily and Ammann, John J. and Bliss, Lisa and Caley, Sylvia and Tobin Tyler, Liz and Pettignano, Robert, Advancing Health Law & Social Justice in the Clinic, the Classroom and the Community (September 11, 2012). Annals of Health Law, Vol. 21, p. 237, 2012, Roger Williams Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 127, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2145019

Emily Benfer

Wake Forest University School of Law ( email )

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John J. Ammann

Saint Louis University - School of Law ( email )

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St. Louis, MO 63101
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Lisa Bliss

Georgia State University - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
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Sylvia Caley

Georgia State University College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 4037
Atlanta, GA 30302-4037
United States

Liz Tobin Tyler

Brown University - Alpert Medical School ( email )

Providence, RI 02912
United States

Robert Pettignano (Contact Author)

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta ( email )

Atlanta, GA
United States

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