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Christopher Robertson Joins UA Law Faculty

Legal scholar and philosopher Christopher T. Robertson has recently joined the faculty of the James E. Rogers College of Law, teaching and working in the areas of health law, policy, and ethics.

Professor Robertson most recently worked at Harvard Law School as an Academic Fellow and Law Lecturer at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics. He earned his JD degree at Harvard in 2007, graduating magna cum laude, where he received numerous honors and recognitions. He holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Southeast Missouri State University.

His legal scholarship focuses on how everyday people interact with legal and medical institutions and processes. Specifically, Robertson explores the decision-making processes of laypersons, who frequently must rely on expert advice in making critical decisions. He also analyzes empirical research about common financial consequences of unpredictable medical events, such as home foreclosures and consumer debt. Finally, he continues to teach and write in the area of biomedical ethics, with the goal of improving relationships between patients, healthcare providers, and the public health regime.

A complete biography and list of publications is available here.


Posted:08/16/2010