SymposiumThe Quinnipiac Health Law Journal hosts an annual symposium on a topic selected by the editorial board. The symposium attendees include law faculty, practitioners, and other scholars from far and wide. The Quinnipiac Health Law Journal also publishes a Symposium Issue comprised of essays and scholarship presented at its symposium.
2014 Symposium: Gun Laws, Public Health, and the Prevalence of Gun Violence: A Critical Look at an Important Balance
Saturday, March 1, 2014
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Quinnipiac University Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
North Haven Campus
370 Bassett Rd., North Haven, CT, 06473
Leading experts will discuss gun accidents and injuries, public health and guns, mental health and guns, and gun laws and the Second Amendment--all within the context of the Sandy Hook tragedy and other recent events across the nation. Connecticut's recently enacted "Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety" will be examined. The event promises a thought-provoking discussion of some of the most critical issues facing our nation.
The symposium will feature three panel discussions and speakers:
- Panel 1: Mental health treatment reporting requirements in "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety" with remarks by Dorothy Stubbe, associate professor at the Yale Medical School/Yale Child Study Center; program director of residency training; associate medical director Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Service Yale New Haven Hospital; and Kathy Flaherty, a senior staff attorney at Statewide Legal Services of CT, Inc.
- Panel 2: The Data with remarks by Linda Degutis, former director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control; Garry Lapidus, director of the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children's Medical Center and Hartford Hospital and an associate professor of pediatrics and public health at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine; and Amanda Durante, epidemiologist for the City of New Haven Health Department
- Panel 3: Legal validity of "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety" with remarks by Kenneth R. Slater, Jr., partner at the law firm of Halloran and Sage LLP, local counsel to the National Rifle Association in Shew v. Malloy; Ron Pinciaro, executive director of CT Against Gun Violence; and Joseph Hogan, assistant professor of legal skills, Quinnipiac University School of Law
Read a bio and a synopsis of each speaker's planned remarks