Thaddeus Pope

Associate Professor
Email: tpope01@hamline.edu
Phone: 651-523-2519


BA, University of Pittsburgh (1992)
MA, Georgetown University (1997)
JD, Georgetown University Law Center (1997)
PhD, Georgetown University (2003)

Director, Health Law Institute

Recent courses taught: Health Law, Bioethics, Torts, Medical Law at the End of Life.

View Professor Pope's research: SSRN Author page – Thaddeus Pope

View Professor Pope's personal website: http://www.thaddeuspope.com/

View Professor Pope's CV: Thaddeus Pope CV

Thaddeus Pope joined Hamline Law as the director of the Health Law Institute in January 2012. Pope came to Hamline from Widener University School of Law, where he served most recently as associate professor of law. There, his research focused on medical futility, internal dispute resolution, tort law, public health law, and normative jurisprudence. He authors a blog on medical futility (medicalfutility.blogspot.com), reporting and discussing legislative, judicial, regulatory, medical, and other developments concerning end-of-life medical treatment.

Pope also taught at Albany Medical College and the University of Memphis. Prior to joining academia, he practiced at Arnold & Porter LLP and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Pope earned a JD and PhD in philosophy and bioethics from Georgetown University.



Lessons from Tragedy: Part Two Legislation, 19 WIDENER L. REV. 239 (2013).
Physicians and Safe Harbor Legal Immunity, 21 ANNALS HEALTH L. 121 (2012).
Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Legal Treatment Option at the End of Life, 17 WIDENER L. REV. 363 (2011). (with Lindsey E. Anderson).
Surrogate Selection: An Increasingly Viable, but Limited, Solution to Intractable Futility Disputes, 3 ST. LOUIS U.J. HEALTH L. & POL'Y 183 (2010).

Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation, and Compromise by Robert I. Field (Oxford University Press, 2007): 352 Pages, 38 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 427 (2010).
2008-2009 National Health Law Moot Court Competition, 30 J. LEGAL MED. 443 (2009).
Multi-Institutional Healthcare Ethics Committees: The Procedurally Fair Internal Dispute Resolution Mechanism, 31 CAMPBELL L. REV. 257 (2009).

Involuntary Passive Euthanasia in U.S. Courts: Reassessing the Judicial Treatment of Medical Futility Cases, 9 MARQ. ELDER'S ADVISOR 229 (2008).

Medical Futility Statutes: No Safe Harbor to Unilaterally Refuse Life-Sustaining Treatment, 75 TENN. L. REV. 1 (2007).

Rethinking Medical Liability: A Challenge for Defense Lawyers, Trial Lawyers, Medical Providers, and Legislators: An Introduction to the Symposium, 37 U. MEM. L. REV. 455 (2007).
Monstrous Impersonation: A Critique of Consent-Based Justifications for Hard Paternalism, 73 UMKC L. REV. 681 (2005).
Is Public Health Paternalism Really Never Justified? A Response to Joel Feinberg, 30 OKLA. CITY U. L. REV. 121 (2005).
Counting the Dragon's Teeth and Claws: The Definition of Hard Paternalism, 20 GA. ST. U. L. REV. 659 (2004).
Balancing Public Health Against Individual Liberty: The Ethics of Smoking Regulations, 61 U. PITT. L. REV. 419 (2000).

The Maladaptation of Miranda to Advance Directives: A Critique of the Implementation of the Patient Self-Determination Act, 9 HEALTH MATRIX 139 (1999).