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Jennifer L. Herbst
Professor of Law and Medical Sciences
MBIO, JD, University of Pennsylvania; AB, Dartmouth College; LLM, Temple University
School of Law
Symposium: Marijuana Law - Law Spring 2019
Bioethics - Law Spring 2019
Civil Procedure II - Law Spring 2019
Civil Procedure I - Law Fall 2018
Herbst joined the Quinnipiac University School of Law faculty in 2011 and the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine faculty in 2012. Professor Herbst teaches bioethics, civil procedure, public health law, food & drug law, health law, and professional responsibility. She has also supervised law students in public health law externships looking at housing insecurity and community-based care for those living with multiple chronic illnesses. Most recently, she was charged with coordinating the integrated ethics curriculum for the medical students, creating new ethics events and simulations where necessary, and working with faculty and clinical partners to build institutional ethics capacity.
Professor Herbst was named one of ten national fellows for 2014-2015 in the Future of Public Health Law Teaching program underwritten by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. As part of that program, she designed a public health law course for cross-enrollment by law, medical, social work, and nursing students.
Her research looks at the intersection between health, ethics, law, and money. Her work has been published by the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the Hastings Center Report, Public Health Reports, Temple Law Review, BMC Medical Ethics, and Health Matrix. Her current research projects include looking at when, if ever, it may be ethical and/or good policy for a physician, hospital, or health care system to "fire" a patient and the ethical framework for loved ones making health care decisions for others.
Before coming to Quinnipiac, she taught at Temple University's Beasley School of Law as an Abraham L. Freedman fellow. Earlier in her career, she worked as defense counsel for hospitals, health care providers, and pharmaceutical companies at a law firm in Philadelphia. Professor Herbst received her A.B. in molecular biology/biochemistry from Dartmouth College, her J.D. and M.Bioethics from University of Pennsylvania, and her LL.M in Legal Education from Temple University.