bioip Faculty Workshop

bioip Faculty Workshop

The bioip Faculty Workshop, sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME), offers a unique opportunity for three scholars in their first decade of teaching to present their work in progress for in-depth critique and commentary by respected senior scholars in the field. Georgia State Law’s Center for Intellectual Property hosts the workshop on rotation along with Boston University School of Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. The third annual workshop will be on Thursday-Friday, May 3-4, at Georgia State Law.

Key Dates

  • Oct. 2 Deadline to submit abstract and curriculum vitae
  • April 1: Full draft papers are due
  • May 3-4: Workshop at Georgia State Law

Topics are at the intersection of biotechnology, life sciences, food and drug law, and intellectual property (hence, bioip). A review committee with faculty members from Boston University School of Law, Georgia State Law and Loyola University Chicago School of Law select papers in a blind process. Papers should present an original thesis and contribute to scholarly literature. The workshop will not review published work.

Scholars with less than 10 years of teaching experience, including visiting assistant professors and fellows, are eligible. Those interested should submit an abstract of up to 750 words of the proposed paper (without identifying details) and a curriculum vitae to Ted Hutchison, ASLME executive director, at by Monday, Oct. 2.

Selected abstracts will be announced this fall with full draft papers due by Sunday, April 1. The organizers will cover reasonable travel and lodging expenses for selected scholars.

Past Workshops and Selected Papers
“What’s Mine is Mine, and What’s Yours is Mine Too: The Myths of Data Exclusivity and Answering Questions of Regulatory Design”
Commenters: Professor Wendy Parmet, Professor Aaron Kesselheim, Professor Kevin Outterson, Professor Cynthia Ho (Moderator)

Boston University School of Law (2015)

"The State as Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur: Moving from Laws that Stifle to Laws that Foster"
Commenters: Professor Fran Miller, Professor Renée Landers, Professor Michael Meurer, Professor Yaniv Heled(Moderator)
Boston University School of Law (2015)
“Metformin and the Drug Repurposing Debate”
Commenters: Professor Paul R. Gugliuzza, Professor Kathy Zeiler, Professor Ashley Stevens, Professor Emily Michiko Morris (Moderator)
Boston University School of Law (2015)

Questions? contact Yaniv Heled, associate professor of law.