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HLI National Speaker Series to feature Maxwell Mehlman


The Health Law Institute at Hamline University School of Law is pleased to welcome Professor Maxwell Mehlman of Case School of Law to present in the upcoming installment of its National Speaker Series on March 7.

Mehlman will host a CLE presentation on medical practice guidelines and the legal standard of care. He currently serves as the Arthur E. Petersilge professor of law and director of the Law-Medicine Center at Case School of Law; he is also a professor of biomedical ethics at the Case School of Medicine.

The presentation begins by describing the historical power struggle waged by medicine over control of the standard of care. It then describes the safe harbors concept and its historical background. Next, the presentation critically analyzes the safe harbors approach and explains its scientific weaknesses. The presentation then places the safe harbors concept in the context of medicine’s historic power struggles. Mehlman’s presentation concludes by defining the appropriate role for practice guidelines in malpractice disputes.

Mehlman’s remarks will begin at 5 p.m. on March 7 in the Anderson Center on Hamline University’s Saint Paul campus.

The event has been approved for one standard CLE credit (event code 175585). The registration fee for CLE credit is $35. The event is free for Hamline Law alumni, faculty, staff, and students, as well as guests not earning CLE credit.

A reception will follow the presentation at 6 p.m.

Contact HLI Program Manager Kari Winter at 651-523-2130 or kwinter03@hamline.edu for more information.

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Health Law Institute: National Speaker Series featuring Professor Maxwell Mehlman