Widener Law Symposium Tackles Public Health Perspectives on Charged Legal Issues
Published: October 3, 2007
Wilmington, Del. - The Widener University School of Law will tackle some of the nation's most polarizing legal issues with a unique twist--how they relate to public health--during a day-long symposium on Friday, Oct. 19 sponsored by the Widener Health Law Institute at the law school's Delaware Campus, 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington.

Abortion, gun control, gay marriage, tort reform--the symposium invites the audience to suspend whatever strongly held beliefs they might have on these hot-button issues and consider the basic question: What policies and laws best serve the public's health and welfare? Individual session titles include, Preventing Illegal Gun Trafficking, Public Health and Marriage (Equality), Beyond Privacy: A population-Based Perspective on Reproductive Rights, Is Dying a Public Health Issue? and Punitive Damages and the Public Health Agenda, among others.

The symposium will include a battery of impressive national experts drawn from many subject areas of law and public health who are united in their belief that a public health approach can inform these debates and suggest new approaches and answers to move important issues beyond their familiar locations.

The symposium is approved for a total of five continuing legal education credits in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Registration is $199 for those seeking CLE credits, and $149 for non-CLE registration. Students are admitted free. For more information, or to register for the symposium, contact Karla Harris at 302-477-2704 or e-mail kmharris@widener.edu.