Health Law Workshop: Elizabeth Weeks Leonard
Download the presentation materials: "Healthism: Health Status Discrimination and the Law"
Jessica L. Roberts and Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, "Healthism: Health Status Discrimination and the Law" book proposal
Jessica L. Roberts and Elizabeth Weeks Leonard, Chapter 5, "Limits of Health Insurance Law"
Elizabeth Weeks Leonard joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2011. She is currently a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law. Her teaching and research interests include torts, health law, health care financing and regulation, and public health law.
Prior to coming to UGA, Weeks served on the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Law. During her time there, she was honored with the Howard M. and Susan Immel Award for Teaching Excellence and with the Meredith Docking Faculty Scholar Award, a university-wide honor for faculty who have distinguished themselves early in their careers. Additionally, she has served as a visiting professor at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and at Georgia Law.
Her scholarship includes a recently published book, The Law of American Health Care (with N. Huberfield and K. Outterson), and a forthcoming title, Healthism: Health Status Discrimination and the Law. She has also published numerous articles, including pieces in the Georgia Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the Hofstra Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the Washington University Law Review and the North Carolina Law Review. She was recognized as one of four emerging health law scholars nationwide by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics with its Health Law Scholars Award in 2005. Weeks has also served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care and serves as co-editor of the Health Law Section of the online journal, Jotwell.
Before entering academe, Weeks worked as an associate in the Health Industry Group at Vinson & Elkins in Houston. She also served as a judicial clerk for Judge Jacques L. Wiener Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and for Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips of the Supreme Court of Texas.
Weeks earned her bachelor's degree from Columbia University and her law degree summa cum laude from the University of Georgia, where she was on the Jessup Moot Court Team, was editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Before returning to her hometown of Athens for law school, Leonard was a psychiatric social worker in Chicago.