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WSU Law Professor to Launch Book Titled “Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform”

September 12, 2007

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DETROIT (Sept. 12, 2007) – Lance A. Gable, an Assistant Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School, recently co-authored a book published by the World Bank titled “Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform.” The book launch is scheduled in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007 at the World Bank.

Written by a team of eminent legal scholars and practitioners, this book summarizes key legal and policy issues for 65 wide-ranging topics related to HIV/AIDS. The concise format will be useful for policy makers, HIV/AIDS practitioners, lawyers, the media and others seeking clear, precise information. The Guide shows how laws and regulations can either underpin or undermine good public health programs and responsible personal behaviors. It provides relevant “practice examples” (citing from actual laws and regulations) and offers selective lists of references.

Professor Gable is co-editor (with David Buchanan and Celia Fisher) of “Ethical and Legal Issues in Research with High Risk Populations: Addressing Threats of Suicide, Child Abuse, and Violence” (forthcoming 2007), author of numerous professional journal articles, reports, and other publications, and was guest editor (with Lawrence O. Gostin and Colleen Flood) of the symposium issue Legislating and Litigating Health Care Rights Around the World.

He teaches Public Health Law, Bioethics and the Law, Torts, and other Health Law subjects at Wayne State University Law School.  He is also a Scholar at the Center for Law and the Public’s Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities.

Professor Gable was a Senior Fellow at the Center for Law and the Public’s Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities and served as the Project Director for the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) – Legal and Regulatory Issues Project, from 2004 to 2006. 

In 2004, Professor Gable served as a Professorial Lecturer at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, where he taught a course on the politics of international health. He was also an adjunct professor at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies/National Labor College at the University of Baltimore.

From 2003-2004, Professor Gable was the Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in Bioterrorism Law and Policy at the Center for Law and the Public’s Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities.

Prior to joining the Center for Law and the Public's Health, Professor Gable practiced health law at McDermott, Will & Emery, a major international law firm in Washington, D.C. from 2001 to 2002.

Professor Gable received a juris doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a master’s in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2001. He also received a bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and biology from the Johns Hopkins University in 1995.

Wayne State University Law School has served Michigan and beyond since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized faculty, Wayne State Law School students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, five live-client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

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