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Race and the Opioid Crisis: History and Lessons

Presented by the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy and Seton Hall Law Review


WHEN
Friday, November 02, 2018 ¦ 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE
The Larson Auditorium, Seton Hall Law School

CLE CREDIT AVAILABLE
NJ: 5 credits (general)
PA: 4.5 credits (substantive)

TICKETS
Complimentary Event - REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED.


DESCRIPTION
Recent responses to the opioid crisis have drawn praise as drawing on public health principles. It is concerning, however, that this public health-oriented response arises at a time when the public face of opioid addiction tends to be white, while the public response skewed toward criminal justice when the face of opioid addiction was seen as black or brown.

On November 2, 2018, legal experts, historians, and social scientists will address the dramatic difference in these responses, and the reasons for the difference. They also will explore the lessons those differences have for our public health system, and for the state of racial justice in our society.

Speakers will include:

  1. Ruqaiijah Yearby, Saint Louis University School of Law
  2. Rachel D. Godsil, Rutgers Law School
  3. Samuel K. Roberts Jr., Columbia University
  4. Khiara M. Bridges, Boston University School of Law
  5. Leo Beletsky, Northeastern University School of Law
  6. Jules Netherland, Drug Policy Alliance
  7. Jim Parsons, Vera Institute of Justice
  8. Denise V. Rodgers, M.D., Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
  9. Mary Crossley, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  10. John Kip Cornwell, Seton Hall University School of Law
  11. Ashwin Vasan, M.D., Ph.D, MSc., New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


A draft agenda is available here.


CONTACT
If you have any questions regarding this symposium, please contact the following individuals. Questions about event and to make changes to your registration? Contact Cathy Finizo at healthlaw@shu.edu or (973) 642-8382. Questions about CLE? Contact Rosa Alves at cle@shu.edu.