Kathleen M. Boozang
Associate Dean for Academic Advancement, Director, Center for Religiously Affiliated Nonprofit Corporations and Professor of Law
Professor Kathleen Boozang came to Seton Hall in 1990 as the founder of the Law School’s now top-ranked health law program. Professor Boozang teaches a variety of health law courses in person and on-line including the survey health law course, a course on health care fraud in the life sciences industry, and death and dying. In her scholarship, Professor Boozang has dedicated much of her career to nonprofit governance issues with a special focus on religiously sponsored hospitals. In the last several years, however, she has expanded her research and teaching to explore the legal and policy issues related to the global pharmaceutical and medtech industries, many of which make New Jersey their headquarters.
Professor Boozang serves on the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association. She is a Fellow of The Hastings Center, an independent nonprofit bioethics research institute, as well as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of legal practitioners. She is also a member of the American Law Institute and participates on the consultant group for the Principles of Nonprofit Law. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law and is a past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. She is past president of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and also previously sat on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Health Law.
Throughout her legal career, Professor Boozang has been active in public service. She has served on numerous advisory boards and committees for healthcare providers and for the states of New Jersey and New York, including serving as an advisor to the New Jersey Attorney General Task Force on Physician Compensation by Pharmaceutical Companies, which resulted in the promulgation of proposed regulation. She is a former member of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, an interdisciplinary commission with a mandate to develop public policy on bioethical issues. Professor Boozang currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the St. Joseph Healthcare System in New Jersey.
Professor Boozang served as the Vice Provost of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey in 2010 and 2011. Prior to moving to the university’s main campus, Professor Boozang served for eight years as the Law School’s Associate Dean, and then for two years as the Associate Dean for Academic Advancement, with oversight of two of the Law School’s Centers of Excellence: the Gibbons Institute of Law Science and Technology, and the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy. Professor Boozang was named the Seton Hall University Woman of the Year in 2006 and the Washington University Law School’s Young Alum of the Year in 2004. She graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as the managing editor of LAW QUARTERLY. She received her LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1990.
Professor Boozang served for eight years as the Law School's Associate Dean, and as the University's Vice Provost from 2009-11. She was appointed in 2012 as the Law School's Associate Dean for Academic Advancement.
LAW REVIEW ARTICLES
Does Director Independence Improve Nonprofit Governance?, 75 Tenn. L. Rev. 83 (2007)
A Civil Law Analysis: The Place of Religion in Treatment Termination Decision-Making, Temple Political and Civil Rights L. Rev. (2007)
Mission, Margin and Trust in the Nonprofit Health Care Enterprise, V Yale J. Health Pol’y, L. and Ethics 1 (2005) (T. Greaney)
Therapeutic Placebos: Making the Case for Patient Deception, 54 Fla. L. Rev. 687 (2002)
CAM for Kids, 1 Houston J. Health L. & Pol'y 109 (2001)
Is the Alternative Medicine? Managed Care Apparently Thinks So, 32 Conn. L. Rev. (2000)
An Intimate Passing: Restoring the Role of Family and Religion in Dying, 58 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 549 (1997)
The Survival of Religious Hospitals in a World of Reformed Health Care, 31 Houston L. Rev. 1429 (1995)
Death Wish: Resuscitating Self-Determination for the Critically Ill, riz. L. Rev. (1993)
OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES
An Argument Against Embedding Conflicts of Interest Disclosures in Informed Consent, 4 J.H. & Life Sciences 230 (2011) (with Carl H. Coleman and Kate Greenwood)
A New Pathway to Market for Biosimilars, 4 J. H & Life Sciences L. 121 (2010) (with Judith Toffentti)
"Monitoring" Corporate Corruption: DOJs Use of Deferred Prosecution Agreements in Health Care, 35 Am. J.L. Med. 89 (Spring 2009) (with Simone Handler-Hutchinson)
Board Independence and Transparency: Searching for the Key to Good Governance, 1 J. Health & Life Sci. L. 127 (2009)
Independence and Transparency: Keys to Good Corporate Governance, 1 J. Health & Life Sciences L. 127 (2008)
National Policy on CAM: The White House Commission Report, 31 J.L. Med. & Ethics 251 (2003)
Reconciling Health Care Needs and Religious Practices, 5 Gov't L. & Pol'Y J. 23 (2003)
Western Medicine Opens the Door to Alternative Medicine, XXIV J. Law & Med. 185 (1998)
Developing a Public Policy Toward the Sectarian Provider: Accommodating Religious Beliefs and Obtaining Patient Access to Care, 24 J. Law, Medicine & Ethics 89 (1996)
The Limits of Disclosure as a Response to Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research, (2010) (A White Paper by The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy) (collaborator)
Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Trial Recruitment & Enrollment: A Call for Increased Oversight, (2009) (A White Paper by The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy) (collaborator)
Drug and Device Promotion: Charting A Course for Policy Reform, (2009) (A White Paper by The Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy) (collaborator)
Case Study: The Abuse of Alternative Medicine?, 33 Hastings Center Rptr. 13-14 (2003)
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS
Legal and Ethical Issues in Complemantary and Alternative Medicine, in John Spencer & Joe Jacobs, Complementary and Alternative Medicine: An Evidence Based Approach, Spencer & Jacobs (2003)
Problems and Conflicts Between Law and Morality in a Free Society, in Is There a Right to Life at the End of Life?, (James E. Wood & Derek Davis) (1994)
The Best Of... A Health Law Reader: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 21 J. L. MED. 593 (Winter 2001)
WORKS IN PROGRESS
In Defense of the Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine
Annual Flora Barlotta Lecture: End of Life Care, (Spring 2011) (Saint Barnabas Medical Center)
U.S. Waste Fraud and Abuse Laws, E.U. Corporate Compliance Program (June 2011) (Paris, France)