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Jennifer D. Oliva   

Jennifer Oliva

Associate Professor of Law

  • Degrees:

  • J.D., Georgetown University, M.B.A., University of Oxford, B.S., United States Military Academy
  • Contact:

  • [email protected]
  • Tel:  973-642-8151
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Courses:

  • Health Law, Food and Drug Law, Evidence, Neuroscience and the Law

Jennifer D. Oliva is an Associate Professor at Seton Hall Law where she specializes in health, FDA, and evidence law. An honors graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Oliva was a Public Interest Law Scholar and served as Executive Notes & Comments Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. Prior to attending law school, Professor Oliva earned a Masters in Business Administration at Balliol College, Oxford University. She was elected as a Rhodes and Truman Scholar while a cadet at the United States Military Academy. After law school, Professor Oliva served as a federal appellate law clerk to the Honorable Stephanie K. Seymour on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She was subsequently appointed Deputy State Solicitor of the State of Delaware by then-Attorney General Beau Biden.

Professor Oliva has worked in the appellate and health/FDA law practice groups at national law firms and served as the General Counsel and Vice President of a regional behavioral health care company. She is United States Army veteran and admitted to the bar in Delaware, California, the District of Columbia, and West Virginia. She also is admitted to numerous United States district and appellate courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the United States Supreme Court. The Harry S. Truman Foundation honored Professor Oliva with the 2019 Truman Scholarship Foundation Ike Skelton Award for her commitment to public service. She is the 2019-2020 Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Law and Mental Disability and has been selected as a 2019 Weit Life Science Law Scholar.

Prior to joining the faculty at Seton Hall Law, Professor Oliva served three years as Associate Professor of Law and Public Health at West Virginia University, where she was selected as the College of Law’s 2017-2018 Professor of the Year and the West Virginia Law Review’s 2017-2018 Professor of the year. She also spent the Spring 2019 semester as a visiting research scholar at The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Her work has been published by or is forthcoming in the Duke Law Journal, Northwestern University Law Review, Ohio State Law Journal, Washington Law Review, and North Carolina Law Review. Professor Oliva is a routine contributor to the Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Bill of Health Blog.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

LAW REVIEW ARTICLES


Prescription Drug Policing: The Right to Health Information Privacy Pre- and Post-Carpenter, 69 Duke L. J. (2020) (forthcoming))

Evidence on Fire, 97 N.C. L. Rev. 483 (2019) (lead article) (with Valena Elizabeth Beety)

Opioid Multidistrict Litigation Secrecy, 80 Ohio State L. J. (2019) (forthcoming)

Regulating Bite Mark Evidence: Lesbian Vampires and Other Myths of Forensic Odontology, 94 Wash L. Rev. (2019) (forthcoming) (with Valena Elizabeth Beety)

Foreword to the West Virginia Law Review Appalachian Justice Symposium: Essays on Appalachia, 120 W. Va. L. Rev. 757 (2018) (faculty symposium director)

Son of Sam, Service-Connected Entitlements, and Disabled Veteran Prisoners, 25 Geo. Mason. L. Rev. 301 (2018) (lead article)

Discovering Forensic Fraud, 112 Nw. U. L. Rev. 121 (2017) (with Valena Elizabeth Beety)

BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS


Does v. Gillespie, in Feminist Judgments: Health Law Rewritten Opinions, Cambridge University Press (Lindsay Wiley & Seema Mohapatra, eds.) (2020) (forthcoming) (with Melissa Ballengee Alexander)

The Price of the Black Dollar: Veteran Coal Miners and the Right to Health, in Dying To Be Heard: Business’ Impact on Communities , Anthem Press (Jena Martin & Karen Bravo, eds.) (2019) (forthcoming )

OTHER PUBLICATIONS


“Homecoming” to a History of Servicemember Experimentation, Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center Bill of Health Blog (2019)

American Opioid Litigation: A Conversation with Professor Elizabeth Chamblee Burch, Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center Bill of Health Blog (2019)

More Opioid Litigation Shoes Dropping: Everywhere But Cleveland!, Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center Bill of Health Blog (2019) (with Nicolas Terry)

Recent Developments in Opioid Litigation: A Re-Cap, Visual Aid, and Summary of Outstanding Inquiries, Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center Bill of Health Blog (2019)

Health Care, Lives Will be Affected by Supreme Court Choice, Charleston Gazette-Mail (2018)

Justice Kennedy on Health Care, Oxford Human Rights Hub (2018)

How an ACA Repeal Would Devastate Appalachia, Oxford Human Rights Hub (2017)

U.S. Senate Unveils Health Care Bill Designed to Dismantle the ACA, Oxford Human Rights Hub (2017)

Justice Scalia’s Repudiation of Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights, Oxford Human Rights Hub (2016)

Will States Have Time to React if the Supreme Court Rules Against the Government in ACA Case?, The Conversation (2015)

Congress Reintroduces Legislation to Curb Antibiotic Resistant Organisms, Healio.com (2014)

PRESENTATIONS

Full list of presentations available in Curriculum Vitae

AALS Section on Law and Mental Disability: Legal Solutions to Meeting the Mental Health Needs of our Most Vulnerable Populations, 2019 AALS Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2019) (panel presenter)

FDA Opioid Regulation & Reform, New York University Journal of Law & Business, Classical Liberal Institute, and Center on Civil Justice Conference, New York University School of Law, New York, NY (2019) (invited presenter)

Health Information Privatization, Seton Hall Law School Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy Third Annual Regional Health Law Works-in-Progress Retreat, Seton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ (2019) (invited commentator)

Health Law Workshop: Health Law and Bioethics, 2017 SEALS Annual Conference, Boca Raton, FL (2019) (discussant)

Health Law Workshop: Health Policy and Diseases of Despair, 2017 SEALS Annual Conference, Boca Raton, FL (2019) (discussant)

Legal Obstacles to Evidence-Based Opioid Treatment, Fighting Back: A Legal Framework to Defeating the Opioid Crisis, University of Toledo Law Review Symposium, Toledo, OH (2019) (invited presenter)

New Scholar’s Workshop: The “Next Article” , 2017 SEALS Annual Conference, Boca Raton, FL (2019) (discussant)

Precision Medicine Privacy, 2019 Weit Life Science Law Scholars Workshop, Loyola University Chicago School of Law Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Chicago, IL (2019) (invited paper presenter)

Precision Medicine Privacy, Seventh Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies (GETS), Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Phoenix, AZ (2019) (paper presenter)

Prescription Drug Policing: The Right to Health Privacy Information Pre- and Post-Carpenter, AALS Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care: Works in Progress Session for New Law and Medicine Scholars, 2019 AALS Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (2019) (paper presenter)

Prescription Drug Privacy, Workshop: Promises and Perils of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs, Northeastern University School of Law Health in Justice Action Lab, Boston, MA (2019) (invited presenter)

Protected Health Information Privacy, Privacy, Power & Ethics, Seton Hall Law School Institute for Privacy Protection, Seton Hall Law School, Newark, NJ (2019) (invited presenter)

Public Health Approaches to the Opioid Crisis: Overcoming Obstacles to Community-Driven Solutions, The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA (2019) (invited panelist and panel organizer)

Rethinking Community Prevention, The Opioid Crisis: Rethinking Policy and Law, American University School of Public Affairs and Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (2019) (invited speaker)

Supervised Consumption Services: Legal and Regulatory Challenges, The Opioid Crisis Goes to Court: Litigating an Epidemic, American Public Health Association 2019 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2019) (presenter)

Teaching Drugs: Incorporating Drug Policy into Law School Curriculum, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Columbus, OH (2019) (invited discussant)

Teaching Theranos: A Modern Case Study in Business Ethics and Corporate Compliance, 2019 ComplianceNet Conference, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Villanova, PA (2019) (panel presenter)

The Opioid Crisis—Legal and Health Implications, 2017 SEALS Annual Conference, Boca Raton, FL (2019) (discussant)

A Critical Examination of the Legal and Public Policy Responses to the Opioid Crisis, 41st ASLME Health Law Professors Conference, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Cleveland, OH (2018) (panel presenter)

AALS Hot Topic Program: Using the Law and Its Enforcement to Address the Overdose Crisis: Emerging Trends and Implications, 2018 AALS Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (2018) (panel presenter)

Appalachian Healthcare: Barriers and the Government Programs that Address Them, West Virginia Law Review 2018 Appalachian Justice Symposium, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV (2018) (panel presenter)

College of Law Commencement Keynote Speaker, West Virginia University College of Law 2018 Commencement Ceremony, Morgantown, WV (2018) (invited as WVU College of Law Professor of the Year)

Evidence on Fire, University of Washington School of Law Shefelman Faculty Workshop, University of Washington College of Law, Seattle, WA (2018) (invited faculty colloquium presenter)

Global Outreach Workshop: Teaching Health Law Overseas, 2018 SEALS Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2018) (discussant)

Health Law Workshop: Discussion Group on Health Law and Bioethics, 2018 SEALS Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2018) (discussant)

LBGTQ+ Appalachians, West Virginia Law Review 2018 Appalachian Justice Symposium, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV (2018) (moderator and panel presenter)

Medical Malpractice: A Primer for West Virginia Forensic Pathology Residents, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV (2018) (invited guest lecturer)

Prescription Drug Cartels: Manufacturer and Distributor Liability in the Opioid MDL, Facing Opioids: Drug Enforcement & Health Policy in Today’s Epidemic, Ohio State Law Journal Symposium, Columbus, OH (2018) (invited symposium speaker)

Prescription Drug Policing: The Right to Health Privacy Information Pre- and Post-Carpenter, University of Kentucky College of Law Faculty Workshop, University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY (2018) (invited faculty colloquium paper presenter)

Prescription Drug Policing: The Right to Health Privacy Information Pre- and Post-Carpenter, New Scholars Workshop, Markets and Consumer Rights 2018 SEALS Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL (2018) (paper presenter)

Rural Veterans: Civil Legal Challenges & Discharge Upgrades, West Virginia Law Review 2018 Appalachian Justice Symposium, West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV (2018) (moderator)

Waging Class Warfare: The Social Determinants of Veteran Diseases of Despair, 41st ASLME Health Law Professors Conference, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Cleveland, OH (2018) (paper presenter)