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ASLME 2019

Seton Hall Law Health Professors at the ASLME Conference


Professors John Jacobi, Jacob T. Elberg, Tara Adams Ragone, Laura Hoffman, and Jennifer Oliva represented Seton Hall Law at the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Annual Health Law Professors Conference. The four presented on a wide range of topics at Loyola University Law School in Chicago from June 5-7:

- John Jacobi, LTSS Payment Reform: Integrating an Outlier

- Jacob Elberg, Incentivizing Compliant Corporate Behavior Through False Claims Act Settlements

- Tara Adams Ragone, Mental Health Parity at 10

- Laura Hoffman, Telehealth, Children, & Pediatrics: Should the Doctor Make House Calls Again, Digitally?

The icing on the cake for Seton Hall Law was the bestowal of an award for lifetime achievement on Professor Jacobi and the selection of Professor Elberg as a promising new Health Law Scholar.

Jacobi received the coveted Jay Healey Award, honoring a professor who has “devoted a significant portion of their career to health law teaching.” The award honors his achievements not only in scholarship and teaching but also, and most importantly, his significant impact on health policy and delivery.

“The Healey award is the highest honor in the health law field, and Professor Jacobi epitomizes Jay Healey’s dedication to teaching, his students, and the field of health law, with its potential to change so many lives for the better,” said Edward J. Hutchinson, ASLME Executive Director. “Professor Jacobi’s lifelong record of stellar teaching, dedication to public service, and commitment to his many students made him a much-loved figure in the classroom and a much-admired colleague in his field. We cannot think of a more deserving winner.”

One of the Law School’s newest professors, Jacob T. Elberg was recognized by being chosen one of only four new scholars selected to participate in the 2019 Health Law Scholars Workshop, where junior faculty present works-in-progress to experienced health law professors. Elberg’s paper will deal with Corporate Health Care Enforcement at a Crossroads: Newly Available Data and the Need for Comprehensive False Claims Act Reform. Prior to joining Seton Hall Law earlier this year, Elberg served in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey. He will teach Health Law, Health Care Fraud and Abuse, Evidence, and Data Analytics.

“Everyone at ASLME is pleased that professor Jake Elberg was selected for the Workshop,” said Hutchinson. “We look forward to seeing more from this young teacher as he goes on in his career.”

Congratulations John and Jake, your recognition is well-deserved!