Hall Center Faculty & Administration

Directors & Administration:

Nicolas P. Terry, Hall Render Professor of Law, Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health. Professor Terry teaches Torts, Products Liability, Health Information Technology, Law & Science, and Health Care Quality. Educated at Kingston University and the University of Cambridge, Professor Terry began his academic career as a member of the law faculty of the University of Exeter in England. He has served as a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School and held visiting faculty positions at the law schools of Santa Clara University, the University of Missouri-Columbia, Washington University, and the University of Iowa. Professor Terry’s research interests lie primarily at the intersection of medicine, law, and information technology. He is one of the permanent bloggers at the HealthLawProf Blog.

David Orentlicher, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law, Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, Co-Director of the Program on Law and State Government, In addition to his positions at the law school, David Orentlicher is an adjunct professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives from November 2002 to November 2008, he authored legislation to make health care insurance more affordable, increase the pool of venture capital for new businesses, and ensure better protection of children from abuse and neglect.

Amy Elson, Assistant Director. Ms. Elson's combination of professional and academic experience allows her to employ a comprehensive approach to student academic advising and program administration for the Hall Center for Law and Health. Her responsibilities include student academic advising and support for J.D. students contemplating and pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Health Law. She also provides academic advising for students completing health-law related joint degree programs (JD/MPH, JD/MHA, JD/MA, JD/MSW, and JD/MD). In addition to providing student services, she works closely with the Hall Center’s Co-Directors and faculty to administer the Center’s daily operations and to develop and deliver Hall Center programming.

Julie Davis, Program Assistant


Full Time Faculty:

Cynthia A. Baker, Director of the Program on Law and State Government, is faculty advisor for several health law externships through the Program on Law and State Government. These include externships with the Indiana Department of Insurance (Consumer Protection Unit), State Department of Health, Attorney General's Office (Medicaid Fraud Unit and Medical Licensing Unit), and Family and Social Services Administration.

Jennifer A. Drobac, Professor of Law, teaches Contracts & Sales, as well as Juvenile and Family Law. Professor Drobac earned four degrees from Stanford University, including a doctorate in law, and practiced law for eight years in California before commencing a full time academic career. Her research concerns the intersection of civil law and neuroscience, focusing on the legal capacity of adolescents and adults. She has published her research in a variety of law reviews and journals and is currently under contract with the University of Chicago Press for a book on adolescent neurological development and sexual harassment law. She is a trustee emerita of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Board of Trustees and an elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI).

Robert A. Katz holds a joint appointment with the law school and the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI and is a member of the Affiliate Faculty of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics. He teaches courses on the law of nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations and business and legal aspects of health care organizations. His research interests include legal issues relating to the nonprofit sector, charitable giving, and the donation and processing of human tissue for use in transplantation.

Andrew R. Klein, Paul E. Beam Professor of Law, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chancellor of IUPUI. Professor Klein taught at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law and practiced with the Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin. Professor Klein earned a B.A. with distinction in journalism and economics from the University of Wisconsin and a J.D. with distinction from the Emory University School of Law, where he studied as a Robert W. Woodruff Fellow in Law and was editor-in-chief of the Emory Law Journal. Professor Klein’s interests focus on the intersection of tort and environmental law.

Emily Morris, Associate Professor of Law and Dean's Fellow, came to IU during the summer of 2008. She teachs patent law, copyright law, and intellectual property survey courses. Before joining the Indiana University faculty, Professor Morris was a visiting associate professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she taught both Patent Law and Patent Litigation. She earned her A.B. (magna cum laude) from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School (magna cum laude), where she was an articles editor on the Michigan Law Review . Professor Morris's current work focuses on economic analysis of various patent law issues, including the effects of patent claim construction and scope on incentives and innovation.

Fran Quigley, Clinical Professor of Law, Health and Human Rights Clinic, Senior Advisor for the IU Center for Global Health. Quigley teaches in the Health and Human Rights Clinic, a medical-legal partnership where students represent the legal needs of patients from the low-income ethnically diverse community served by the Wishard Westside Community Health Center and also is the senior advisor to the IU Center for Global Health, where he works with the AMPATH and Legal Aid Centre of Eldoret (LACE) programs in Kenya.

Lea Shaver taught at Yale Law School and Hofstra Law School before joining the IU McKinney School of Law faculty in 2012. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. Professor Shaver was a summer clerk to Hon. David F. Hamilton and a Fulbright Scholar in South Africa, where she supported litigation advancing the constitutional rights to housing, education, and water. Her research focuses on intellectual property, innovation, access, and human rights.

Diana Winters was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Law, where she was also the Health Law Scholar. She holds a J.D. from New York University School of Law as well as a Ph.D. and M.A. from Harvard. After graduating from law school she practiced law at Hogan and Hartson (now Hogan Lovells), clerked for a federal judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and was an Assistant Solicitor General in the New York State Attorney General’s Office. Her current research involves the judicial review of health and safety regulation.

Faculty Emerita:

Eleanor D. Kinney is the Hall Render Professor of Law Emeritus and founding director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University Robert H. McKiinney School of Law. She is also an adjunct professor in the IU School of Medicine's Department of Public Health. A widely published author and respected lecturer on the subjects of America’s health care system, medical malpractice, health coverage for the poor, and issues in administrative law, Professor Kinney is author or co-author of numerous law review articles, peer-reviewed health policy articles, book chapters and book reviews. Professor Kinney received her J.D. and B.A. (with distinction in history) from Duke University. She also has a masters degree in public health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a masters degree in European history from the University of Chicago. Professor Kinney is a member for the American Law Institute.

Secondary Appointments:

Eric Meslin is founding Director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2011. He is also Associate Dean for Bioethics in the Indiana University School of Medicine, and is Professor of Medicine; of Medical & Molecular Genetics; of Public Health; and of Philosophy. In 2012 he was appointed as Indiana University’s first Professor of Bioethics. Among his other leadership positions at IU he directs the Indiana University-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership, an NIH-funded bioethics training program in Eldoret, Kenya; the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute; and co-directs the Indiana University Center for Law, Ethics and Applied Research in Health Information (CLEAR).

Ross D. Silverman is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI with a secondary appointment at IU McKinney Law. From 1998-2013, he was faculty at Southern Illinois University Schools of Medicine and Law, where he last served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and Professor of Psychiatry at SIU School of Medicine, and Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at SIU School of Law. His research interests include legal, ethical and policy issues in public health and medicine, professional school admissions, interdisciplinary curriculum development, medical humanities, human rights, and patient safety. He is a member of the American Public Health Association Action Board and past chair of the APHA Health Law Special Primary Interest Group (now the Law Section). While in Springfield, Illinois, he served as an appointed Commissioner to the Springfield Disabilities Commission, a board member of the Springfield School District Foundation, and as a member of the Memorial Medical Center Human Values and Ethics Committee.

Adjunct Faculty:

  • Sydney F. Arak, Sole Practitioner at Arak Law. (Antitrust Law)
  • Terry Coriden, Coriden Coriden Andrews & Glover. (Workers Compensation Law)
  • Kathryn E. Cordell, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. (Medical Malpractice)
  • Margaret Emmert, Of Counsel, Ice Miller LLP. (Food and Drug Law)
  • Valita Fredland, Associate General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Indiana University Health. (Bioethics)
  • Rebecca W. Geyer, Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates, PC  (Elder Law)
  • Marcia N. Gonzales, ’93, Assistant Vice President, Research Compliance, Office of Research Administration, Indiana University. (Life Sciences)
  • Tracy D. Gunter, Clinical Faculty, Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. (Neuroscience and the Law)
  • James J. Kelley, ’96, Associate General Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company. (Drug Innovation and Competition Law)
  • Dea Che Lott, ’08, (Health and Human Rights Clinic)
  • Heather A. McCabe, ’03, Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Social Work. (Public Health and the Law)
  • George F. Parker, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine; Director of Forensic Psychiatry, Indiana University Health. (Psychiatry and the Law)
  • Jennifer Phelps, General Counsel for USA Football. (Public Health and Law)
  • Allen Pope, ’79, Deputy Attorney General; Director, Medicaid Fraud Unit, Attorney General’s Office of Indiana. (Health Care Reimbursements)
  • Steven Pratt, ’83, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman. (Fraud and Abuse)
  • Myra C. Selby, Partner, Ice Miller LLP. (Food and Drug Law)
  • Edythe T. Taylor,’08, Compliance Project Manager, Indiana University Clinical Research Compliance Office, Office of Research Administration. (Life Sciences)
  • Tina M. Tucker,’01, Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company. (Drug Innovation and Competition Law)
  • Amy Waltz, Assistant Director, Indiana University Human Subjects Office (Research on Human and Non-Human Subjects)
  • Scott Weathers, The Weathers Law Office. (Insurance Law)