I am delighted to announce that Carolina Academic Press has published Poverty, Health and Law: Readings and Cases for Medical-Legal Partnership. The lead editor of this path-breaking new book, Liz Tobin Tyler, is the Director of Public Service and Community Partnerships at Roger Williams Law.
Liz’s book grew out of her teaching of “Poverty, Health and Law: The Medical-Legal Partnership.” Co-taught with Dr. Pat Flanagan of Brown University Medical School, the course focuses on the many social determinants of health, and partners students from Brown Medical School and RWU Law students. The course explores the connections between poverty, health, and law and encourages students to practice interdisciplinary problem-solving through case simulations. Law students also work on-site with patients and clients at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence and at a newly developed medical-legal partnership at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River through our externship program.
The course, and now the casebook, reflect Liz’s leadership in the field of medical-legal partnerships, a growing movement, with more than 90 such programs in the U.S., many of which now follow Roger Williams and Brown and link law schools with medical schools.
The Carolina Academic Press website announces the book.