Call for 2024 Symposium Abstract Submissions

The Doc Is In: Prescribing Treatment for the Health Crises Through the Legal System
September 20, 2024

Access to healthcare, the opioid crisis, mental health, environmental impacts–the law has come to play an increasingly important role in the world of public health. This role continues unabated. How will Big Pharma be impacted by judgments regarding the opioid crisis? What laws govern the capture and disposal of “forever chemicals” and ensuring environmental public health? Can the law help control health burdens caused by climate change? Will law firms adapt to mental health research concerning the legal profession? Are there implications of antitrust laws in hospital mergers? What is the impact of tribal self-governance on federal health care funds?

The Elon Law Review invites abstract submissions for our symposium exploring the intersection of law and public health as a means to solve these challenges and more.

The Fall 2024 symposium will be held on Friday, September 20, 2024, with a reception the evening before. The central topic of papers must revolve around public health and the law. An abstract of the scholarly paper to be presented should be submitted no later than Friday, March 22, 2024, to Chief Symposium Editor Rebecca Iyoob at Please attach a resume or CV to your submission. Accepted abstract proposals will be organized into symposium panels around the proposed themes. Final papers will be due by Friday, June 28, 2024, for both presentation at the symposium and consideration for publication in the symposium issue of the 2024 Elon Law Review.

We look forward to reviewing your submissions.

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