|2016 - Present||Professor-Reporter, Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence|
|Present||Associate Professor, John Marshall Law School|
The John Marshall Law School
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Chicago, Illinois 60604
An Evidentiary Oddity: “Careful Habit” – Does the Law of Evidence Embrace This Archaic/Modern Concept?, 43 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 293 (2017) Faculty Scholarship (2017)
The concept of the “careful habit”[i] is intriguing. The law of evidence vigorously distinguishes between character evidence (largely inadmissible)[ii] and habit evidence (presumptively admissible).[iii] Character is understood as a propensity to act in a certain ...
Beyond Canterbury: Can Medicine and Law Agree About Informed Consent? And Does It Matter?, 45 J.L. Med. & Ethics 106 (2017) Faculty Scholarship (2017)
For those of us whose scholarship focuses on medico-legal jurisprudence, the law of informed consent is a gift. It has been a fertile topic of discussion for decades, with no end in sight. Although it ...
The Execution Of An Arbitration Provision As A Condition Precedent To Medical Treatment: Legally Enforceable? Medically Ethical, 42 Mitchell Hamline L. Rev. 273 (2016) Faculty Scholarship (2016)
Is it reasonable for a physician to condition treatment upon the patient’s execution of an arbitration agreement? Is such an agreement enforceable? Is such an agreement medically ethical? This paper will address these topics (and ...
Informed Consent and The Differential Diagnosis: How the Law Overestimates Patient Autonomy and Compromises Health Care, 60 Wayne L. Rev. 349 (2014) Faculty Scholarship (2014)
The purpose of this paper is not simply to re-examine the doctrine of informed consent. The purpose, however, is to identify how the doctrine has evolved, its scope expanded, and how it has created serious ...
The Confrontation Clause and Forensic Autopsy Reports-A "Testimonial", 74 La. L. Rev. 117 (2013) Faculty Scholarship (2013)
This Article examines the landscape of legal issues involved in determining whether the presence at trial of a surrogate pathologist, whose testimony refers to a forensic autopsy report prepared by the examining pathologist and provides ...
The Locality Rule Lives! Why? Using Modern Medicine To Eradicate An “Unhealthy” Law, 61 Drake L. Rev. 321 (2013) Faculty Scholarship (2013)
The "locality rule" places a geographical dimension on the professional standard of care in medical negligence litigation. It requires the measurement of a physician's conduct by a standard focusing on the geographical location of the ...