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Grayson Lecture - Past Programs

The Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Lecture Series was held from 1997 - 2014. The Garwin family and the Garwin Family Foundation, longtime supporters of health law programs and activities at the SIU School of Law, established the series to honor their family member, Dr. Arthur Grayson, who was a general surgeon in Los Angeles until his death in 1990. 

"Brain Dead and Pregnant: The legal and ethical considerations and impact of the Marlise Munoz case"
September 10, 2014

Jessica Janicek

Jessica Janicek

Jessica Janicek is a family law and appellate attorney in Texas who frequently handles complex legal issues. As co-lead counsel in the 2014 case of Munoz v. John Peter Smith Hospital, a case which garnered international interest, Ms. Janicek argued the winning interpretation of a statute regarding end of life issues. She has garnered many accolades, including Living Magazine's “Best Attorney in Northeast Tarrant County” for 2013, 2013 Legal Leader on the Rise” by Texas Lawyer, “Top Attorney” in Fort Worth Magazine for 2012-2013, and was recently named a Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly for 2014. Although an avid litigator for her clients in the courtroom, Jessica Janicek also has an accomplished appellate practice, arguing and winning cases in front of several courts of appeal and the Texas Supreme Court.

"Rights, Humans, and 21st Century Technologies:
The Making of the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights"

September 25, 2013

Nigel Cameron

Nigel CameronNigel Cameron is founder and president of the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies ( in Washington, DC, a nonpartisan think-tank on technology’s long-term impacts. He was previously an Associate Dean and Research Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Dr. Cameron’s work spans the academy and engagement in public policy. He has served as an adviser on United States diplomatic delegations to the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO meetings, was a U.S. Government nominee to the UN Human Rights Council position of special rapporteur for the right to health, and was recently re-appointed by then-secretary Clinton to be a Commissioner of the United States National Commission for UNESCO, where he chairs the Committee on Social and Human Sciences.



Physicians and Health Law at an Impasse: What Can Be Done?- September 27, 2012

Eleanor D. Kinney, JD, MPH

Eleanor D. KinneyEleanor D. Kinney is the Hall Render Professor of Law Emeritus and founding director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. She is also an adjunct professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public and Environmental Affairs. A widely published author and respected lecturer on the subjects of America's health care system, medical malpractice, health coverage for the poor, and issues in administrative law, Professor Kinney is author or co-author of numerous law review articles, peer-reviewed health policy articles, book chapters and book reviews. She published Protecting American Health Care Consumers (Duke University Press 2002) and edited the Guide to Medicare Coverage Decision-Making and Appeals (ABA Publishing 2002).

Professor Kinney received her J.D. and B.A. (with distinction in history) from Duke University. She also has a masters degree in public health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a masters degree in European history from the University of Chicago. After graduating from law school, she practiced law for four years at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey and then worked as an estate planning officer for Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. After earning her master's degree in public health, she served as program analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. She received an award from the DHHS Office for Civil Rights for Distinguished Performance on the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Investigation for 1979 1980. Before joining the IU faculty in 1984, she was Assistant General Counsel of the American Hospital Association.

Professor Kinney's current research interests are realizing the international human right to health, free trade policy and health care, improved administrative law and procedures for a reformed health law system and an improved system for the resolution of medical malpractice claims.

"The End of Sex" The Future of Human Reproduction
New Technologies and Their Social and Legal Consequences - September 15, 2011

Hank Greely, B.A., J.D.

Hank GreelyHank Greely is the Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Professor, by courtesy, of Genetics at Stanford University. He specializes in ethical, legal, and social issues arising from advances in the biosciences. He has written on issues arising from genetics, neuroscience, and human stem cell research, among other topics. He chairs the California Advisory Committee on Human Stem Cell Research and the steering committee of the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics, and directs the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences. From 2007 to 2010 he was a co-director of the Law and Neuroscience Project. In 2006, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science. 

Professor Greely graduated from Stanford in 1974 and from Yale Law School in 1977. He served as a law clerk for Judge John Minor Wisdom on the United States Court of Appeals and for Justice Potter Stewart of the United States Supreme Court. After working during the Carter Administration in the Departments of Defense and Energy, he entered private practice in Los Angeles in 1981 as a litigator with the law firm of Tuttle & Taylor, Inc. He began teaching at Stanford in 1985. 

Health Disparities, Race, and Health Care Reform:
Where are We, and Where Do We Want to Go? - September 30, 2010

Frank McClellan, B.A.,J.D.,LL.M.

Frank McClellanFrank McClellan is Professor of Law Emeritus of the Beasley School of Law of Temple University, and currently serves as the Phyllis W. Beck Chair Professor of Law. He is the Co-Director of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice and teaches courses on bioethics, medical malpractice, and torts, as well as a law and medicine writing seminar. Professor McClellan has lectured regularly and taught in interdisciplinary courses at Temple Medical from 1981 to the present. He joined the Temple faculty as a full professor of law in 1982, after teaching for 9 years at Duquesne University. He earned his J.D. degree from Duquesne in 1970 where he was a member of the law review; his A.B. Degree from Rutgers University 1967 where he was enrolled in the Honors English Program; and his L.L.M. degree from Yale University in 1974 where he was awarded the Felix S. Cohen Prize in Jurisprudence. Prior to joining the Duquesne University faculty in 1972 as an Assistant Professor, he served as a law clerk to Chief Judge William H. Hastie, of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and an associate attorney with the Washington, D.C. Law firm of Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering.

In addition to publishing numerous articles in law journals, he is the author of Medical Malpractice: Law, Tactics and Ethics and the co-author of a torts casebook that is now in its 4th edition. He has extensive experience litigating medical malpractice and drug product liability cases on both the trial and appellate levels.

Reforming Health Care: The Conundrum of Cost - September 24, 2009

Edward Zelinsky, B.A., M.A., J.D., M.Phil.

Edward ZelinskyProfessor Zelinsky is an internationally recognized scholar in the area of employee benefits, including health insurance. He is the author of The Origins of the Ownership Society (Oxford, 2007) and his articles have appeared in many publications including Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, Virginia Tax Review, Cardozo Law Review, Tax Notes and State Tax Notes.

"Social Change in the Context of End-of-Life Care: Past, Present, and Future" - September 25, 2008

Kathryn L. Tucker, JD

Kathryn TuckerKathryn L. Tucker, a graduate of Georgetown University Law School, is Director of Legal Affairs for Compassion & Choices, a national non-profit public interest organization dedicated to improving end-of-life care and expanding and protecting the rights of the terminally ill. Ms. Tucker practiced law with the Seattle-based law firm Perkins Coie prior to moving to C & C. She is Adjunct Professor of Law at the Lewis & Clark School of Law, teaching in the areas of law, medicine and ethics, with a focus on end of life.

Ethics - Law- Medicine A Vibrant Relationship (Personal Reflections) - September 20, 2007

Dorothy Rasinski Gregory, M.D., J.D., FCLM

Dorothy Rasinski GregoryDorothy Rasinski Gregory was one of the first women in the U.S. to earn both law and medical degrees. A graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School,
she was admitted to the New York Bar in 1951 and practiced tax law for several years before enrolling in and graduating from the University of Buffalo Medical School. Board-certified in Internal Medicine, she practiced that specialty for ten years in Fullerton, CA, before joining the Legal Medicine Division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. She later became Director of Medical-Legal Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs. During that time she served as liaison member of the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research.

From Cruzan to Schiavo: Lessons Learned - September 28, 2006

William H. Colby, J.D.

William H. ColbySenior Fellow, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Bill Colby, Senior Fellow with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in Washington, D.C., is the lawyer who represented the family of Nancy Cruzan in their family's right-to-die case, the first such case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Bill has been interviewed on Larry King Live, CNN, MSNBC, Hardball, FoxNews, Good Morning America, NPR, Today, CBS This Morning, and similar programs, and speaks across the country on the issues we face at the end of life. His op ed on the Schiavo case appeared in the USA Today on March 6, 2005,, and his review of the books that came from the Schiavo case appeared on April 16, 2006, in the Kansas City Star and Philadelphia Inquirer. Bill's new book, Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America (AMACOM 2006) was published in June of 2006. He is also the author of Long Goodbye: The Deaths of Nancy Cruzan (Hay House, 2003).

A Question of Intent: Tobacco Wars - October 6, 2005

David A. Kessler, M.D., J.D.

David A. KesslerDean of the School of Medicine/Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs

University of California, San Francisco

Dr. David A. Kessler, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is dean of the School of Medicine and the vice chancellor for medical affairs at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to his appointment, Kessler served six years as dean of the Yale University School of Medicine. He served as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from November 1990 until March 1997—appointed first by President Bush and then reappointed by President Clinton. He is the author of the book A Question of Intent.

Is America’s Legal System Broken? - October 20, 2004

Philip K. Howard, J.D.

Philip K. HowardAuthor and Founder and Chair of the national bipartisan coalition Common Good

Philip K. Howard is the founder and chair of Common Good, a national bipartisan coalition dedicated to “restoring common sense to American law.” He is the author of The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America and The Collapse of the Common Good: How America’s Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom. Howard is a periodic contributor to the op-ed pages of the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post and speaks before judicial, governmental, and professional organizations across the country.

Pharmaceutical Industry Influence on Medical Practice: Legal and Ethical Concerns - October 28, 2003

Marshall B. Kapp, J.D., M.P.H.

Marshall B. KappDr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine, Southern Illinois University

Marshall B. Kapp is the Garwin Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine at Southern Illinois University. He was educated at Johns Hopkins University (B.A.), George Washington University Law School (J.D. with honors), and Harvard University School of Public Health (M.P.H.). Before coming to SIUC, he was the director of the Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and a professor in the departments of Community Health and Psychiatry where he taught courses on the legal and ethical aspects of health care at Wright State University. He also held an adjunct position at the University of Dayton School of Law. He is the author and co-author of numerous articles, book chapters, and reviews.

Youth at the Fringe: Parental Abuse/Neglect or Child Psychopathology - March 18, 2003

Sana Loue, Ph.D., M.P.H., J.D.

Sana LoueDr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine, Southern Illinois University

Dr. Sana Loue is an associate professor of Biomedical Ethics, assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and assistant professor of International Health at the Center for Biomedical Ethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of California at Los Angeles; an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from San Diego State University; and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law. She was a Fulbright Scholar teaching epidemiology and ethics in research in Romania from 1998–2000.

Killing Patient Safety Privately: Federal Medical Privacy Provisions and Community Health Care - October 25, 2001

Bryan A. Liang, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.

Bryan A. LiangDr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine, Southern Illinois University

Promoting Patient Safety Through Reducing Medical Error: A Paradigm of Cooperation Between Patient, Physician, and Attorney - February 2, 2000

Bryan A. LiangBryan A. Liang, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.

Dr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine, Southern Illinois University

Health Care in the Marketplace: Promoting Consumer Choice While Protecting Consumers - March 25. 1999

Marshall B. Kapp, J.D., M.P.H.

Marshall B. KappDr. Arthur Grayson Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine, Southern Illinois University 

Why Do We Let People Suffer? Legal, Social, and Institutional Issues in Pain Relief - March 31, 1998

Sandra H. Johnson, J.D., LL.M.

Sandra H. JohnsonProfessor of law at the Center for Health Law Students, St. Louis University School of Law

Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Debate and Discussion - March 19, 1997

Robert L. Schwartz, J.D.

Robert L. SchwartzProfessor of Law, University of New Mexico