Claudia Haupt7.18.18 — Associate Professor of Law and Political Science Claudia Haupt has two groundbreaking articles on the opioid crisis in a special issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. The issue is the capstone of a class, “Law and the Opioid Crisis,” offered at Yale Law School in fall 2017. The class brought together faculty from across several disciplines, including law, medicine and public health, and law students, resulting in a wide range of articles, co-authored by faculty and students, tackling the opioid crisis from a variety of angles. The issue is guest-edited by Yale Law professors Abbe Gluck, Kate Stith and Ian Ayres who co-taught the class along with Yale visiting lecturer-in-law Mark Barnes, and Haupt, who joined the Northeastern faculty this month.

“It’s wonderful to see the progress from idea to reality. Having been deeply involved at every step, from planning the class to the finishing touches on the articles, I could not be more impressed with this joint effort, the enthusiasm for collaboration and the desire to attack this pressing crisis from all angles,” said Haupt, whose health law scholarship explores professional advice-giving. “From the start, we wanted to acknowledge the complexity of the crisis by including a wide range of topics and drawing on the expertise of scholars and practitioners from across various fields. As someone who is interested in interdisciplinary scholarship, this conceptual approach immediately appealed to me. Indeed, the scope of the crisis requires such a broad lens, and the class and the special issue that resulted from it reflect this.”

Haupt wrote two articles for the issue: “The Role of Civil Commitment in the Opioid Crisis,” which she co-authored with colleagues and students at Yale Law School and Yale School of Medicine. The authors extensively engaged with the scholarship of Northeastern law faculty members Leo Beletsky and Wendy Parmet. The second article, “Physician Autonomy and the Opioid Crisis,” was co-authored with Barnes and Yale law student Nathan Guevremont, building on Haupt’s earlier work on state regulation of professionals.

The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (JLME) is a leading peer-reviewed journal for research at the intersection of law, health policy, ethics and medicine. Read by more than 4,500 health care professionals, JLME is the authoritative source for health law teachers, practitioners, policy makers, risk managers and anyone else concerned with the safe, equitable and ethical delivery of health care services.

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