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Toledo Law Professor Selected as Health Law Scholar by ASLME and SLU Law


July 27, 2016 

Elizabeth McCuskey, an associate professor at The University of Toledo College of Law, was recently selected as one of four 2016 Health Law Scholars by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and Saint Louis University Law School’s Center for Health Law Studies.

ASLME’s Health Law Scholars are chosen using blind selection by a nominating committee composed of nine health law and bioethics scholars from across the country. Scholars are selected based on the originality of their articles and likelihood of making a significant contribution to health law scholarship.  Professor McCuskey will participate in Scholars Weekend in September 2016, presenting her work to an audience of distinguished health law professors.

Professor McCuskey’s article is entitled Affordable Care Preemption.  The work “examines preemption doctrine in the light of health reform, focusing on the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance provisions,” explained McCuskey.  “This project illuminates the novel ways that the ACA deploys preemption and scrutinizes its implications for the development of preemption doctrine and the implementation of health reform.”

Professor McCuskey joined the faculty at Toledo Law in 2012 to coordinate the College’s Health Law Concentration and direct The University of Toledo’s JD/MD and JD/MPH joint-degree programs.  In particular, the new JD/MPH joint-degree program can be completed in 3.5 to 4 years and offers graduates a unique, interdisciplinary perspective on law and its role in promoting public health. 

 Additionally, Professor McCuskey teaches Civil Procedure, Jurisdiction, Health Law, and Food & Drug Law, and was the winner of the Beth Eisler First-Year Teaching Award in 2014. 

“It is an honor to be named a 2016 Health Law Scholar,” stated McCuskey. “I am thrilled that the nominating committee found Affordable Care Preemption so promising and I look forward to sharing my work with this esteemed group,” she said.

“Health law is an extremely hot topic in legal education,” said Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Geoffrey Rapp.  “Legal and compliance jobs in the health field represent a major growth area and we’re lucky to have a rising star in the field like Professor McCuskey leading our interdisciplinary efforts in the area,” said Rapp.

Last Updated: 2/2/18