Department of Health Care Organization and Policy
University Of Alabama At Birmingham School Of Public Health New York,
- 1984, Master of Laws, YALE UNIVERSITY
- 1974, Juris Doctor, cum laude, GONZAGA UNIVERSITY
- 1970, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
- (1967-1968) Attended WHITMAN COLLEGE
Professor Nelsonis a native of Spokane, Washington, where he attended public schools. He matriculated at Whitman College, receiveda B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Washington(Phi Beta Kappa), a J.D. cum laude from Gonzaga University, and an LL.M. from Yale Law School where he was a Graduate Fellow. In 1975-1976, heserved as a law clerk to the Honorable Charles F. Stafford, Chief Justiceof the Supreme Court of Washington.
In 1974, Professor Nelson began his career in legal education at Gonzaga University Law School. Since 1984,he has been a faculty member at Cumberland School of Law at Samford where he is Professor Emeritus and teachesseveral health law courses.He served as Associate Dean at Cumberland from 1992-1996.In 1998-1999, he was a Visiting Professor at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California, where he also served as Associate Dean. He has taught summer courses in comparative health care law at the University of Kent in Canterbury, U.K., and the University of Victoria in British Columbia.
Since 1987, Professor Nelson has beena faculty member at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public health where he continues to teach courses in public health law, health insurance, and pharmaceutical regulation. Since 1991, he has been a Senior Scholar at the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. Since 2012, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Albany Medical College where he co-teaches a course in justice and healthcare in the M.S. in Bioethics program.In 2014 - 2015, he lectured in the Patient, Doctor and Society program at UAB Medical School.
His current research interest include public health law, innovations in healthcare delivery models, and the interface between population health and primary care.
|1974||Assistant Professor||GONZAGA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Spokane, Washington|
|1975-1976||Law Clerk||CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES F. STAFFORD, WASHINGTON SUPREME COURT, Olympia, Washington ,|
|1976-1978||Clerk of Court||WASHINGTON COURT OF APPEALS (DIV. III), Spokane, Washington|
|1978||Associate||MACGILLIVRAY & JONES LAW FIRM, Spokane, Washington|
|1979-1983||Assistant to Associate Professor||O.W. COBURN SCHOOL OF LAW, ORAL ROBERTS UNIVERSITY, Tulsa, Oklahoma|
|1983-1984||Graduate||Fellow, YALE LAW SCHOOL, New Haven, Connecticut|
|1984-2013||Associate Professor to Professor with Tenure||CUMBERLAND SCHOOL OF LAW, SAMFORD UNIVERSITY, Birmingham, Alabama|
|1993-1997||Associate Dean for Academic Affairs,||CUMBERLAND SCHOOL OF LAW, SAMFORD UNIVERSITY|
|1998- 1999 ,||Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Visiting Professor of Law||CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Orange, California|
|1987-present||Adjunct Professor||UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH|
|1998||Adjunct Professor||UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM, SCHOOL OF HEALTH RELATED PROFESSIONS|
|2011-2013||Clinical Professor||UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM, SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY|
|2011-present||Adjunct Professor||ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE, CENTER FOR BIOMEDICAL ETHICS, EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, Albany, New York|
|1999-2004||Summer Sessional Instructor||UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA FACULTY OF LAW, Victoria, British Columbia|
- RYAN R. NASH & LEONARD J. NELSON, III, UNIPAC 6: ETHICAL AND LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF CARE (4th Ed. 2012).
- DIAGNOSIS CRITICAL: THE URGENT THREATS CONFRONTING CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE (2009).
- Co-Editor, ALABAMA HEALTH LAW MANUAL (1992).
- Contrib. Ed., THE DEATH DECISION (1984) (essays on bioethics and law).
Law Review Articles
- Federalism and Health Care Reform [work in progress] Christopher J. Rosko & Leonard J. Nelson, III, Emergency Research Without Consent: Is it Compatible with Catholic Teaching?, ST. THOMAS J. LAW & PUBLIC POL’Y. (2012).
- Rationing Health Care in Britain and the United States, 7 J. OF HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL LAW 175 (2011), reprinted in part in MARK A. HALL, MARY ANNE BOBINSKI & DAVID ORENTLICHER, HEALTH CARE LAW AND ETHICS (8th Ed. 2013).
- Leonard J. Nelson, III, Michael A. Morrisey & David J. Becker, Medical Liability and Health Care Reform, 21 HEALTH MATRIX 443 (2011).
- Leonard J. Nelson, III, Michael Morrisey & Meredith Kilgore, Medical Malpractice Reform in Three Southern States, IV J. OF HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL LAW 69 (2008).
- A Tale of Three Systems: A Comparative Overview of Health Care Reform in England, Canada, and the United States, 37 CUMB. L. REV. 513 (2006-2007) reprinted in SECUNDA,
- ESTREICHER, AND CONNOR'S GLOBAL ISSUES IN EMPLOYEE BENEFITS LAW (West 2009).
- Catholic Bioethics and the Case of Terri Schiavo , 35 CUMB. L. REV. 543 (2005).
- God and Woman in the Catholic Hospital, 31 J. LEGIS. 69 (2004).
- Helling v. Carey Revisited: Physician Liability in the Era of Managed Care, 25 SEATTLE U. L REV. 775 (2002).
- Markets and Managed Care Ethics, 28 CUMB. L. REV. 325 (1998).
- Is Alabama a Jurisdiction Out of Control? That Depends-, 41 N.Y. L. SCH. L. REV. 551 (1997).
- reprinted in 27 CUMB. L. REV. 974 (1997).
- Edward Larson & Leonard J. Nelson, III, Involuntary Sexual Sterilization of Incompetents in Alabama, 43 ALA. L. REV. 405 (1992).
- Tort Reform in Alabama: Some Constitutional Issues, 40 ALA. L. REV. 533 (1989).
- Leonard J. Nelson, III & Stan Susina,The Case Against Applying Strict Liability to Pharmacists: A Reply to Professor Vandall, 19 U. TOL. L. REV. 783, (1988).
- International Travel Restrictions and the AIDS Epidemic, 81 AM. J. INT’L. LAW 230 (1987). Medical Malpractice and the Transformation in Health Care Delivery, 17 CUMB. L. REV. 313 (1987) reprinted in SPECIALTY LAW DIGEST: HEALTH CARE 7 (October 1988).
- Medical Malpractice and Alternative Dispute Resolution,10 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 345 (1986) reprinted in SPECIALTY LAW DIGEST: HEALTH CARE 7 (June 1990).
- Garbage In, Garbage Out: The Need for New Approaches to Computer Evidence, 9 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 411 (1986).
- Religious Discrimination, Christian Mission, and Legal Education: The Implications of the Oral Roberts University Accreditation Controversy, 15 CUMB. L. REV. 663 (1986).
- Federalism and the Judicial Process: A Survey of Judicial Administration in the United States Courts of Appeals, 18 GONZ. L. REV. 53 (1982-83).
- God and Man in the Catholic Law School, 26 CATH. LAW. 127 (1981).
Peer Reviewed Articles in Journals of Other Disciplines
- Michael A. Morrisey, Meredith L. Kilgore & Leonard J. Nelson, III, Medical Malpractice Reform and Employer- Sponsored Health Insurance Premiums, 43 HSR: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 2124 (2008).
- Leonard J. Nelson, III, Michael A. Morrisey & Meredith Kilgore, Damages Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases, 85 THE MILBANK MEMORIAL QUARTERLY 259 ( 2007).
- Meredith Kilgore, Michael A. Morrisey & Leonard J. Nelson, III, Tort Law and Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums, 43 INQUIRY 255 (Fall 2006)
- Robert L. Ohsfeldt, Michael A. Morrisey, Victoria Johnson & Leonard J. Nelson, III, The Spread Of Any Willing Provider Laws, 33 HSR: HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 1537 (1998).
- Joseph A. Schumacher, Ferris J. Ritchey, Leonard J. Nelson, III, et al, Malpractice Litigation Fear and Risk Management Beliefs Among Teaching Hospital Physicians, 88 SO. MED. J.1204 (December 1995).
- Janet Bronstein & Leonard J. Nelson III, The U.S. Medical Liability System: Conceptual Model and Proposals for Reform, 49 MED. CARE REV. 399 (Winter 1992).
- Leonard J. Nelson III & Janet Bronstein, Medical Malpractice and Access to Obstetrical Care in Alabama, 60 ALA. MED.14 (June 1991)
- Leonard J. Nelson, III, The Need for an International Strategy to Combat Aids, 6 MED. & L. 303 (1987).
- Wendy K. Mariner & Leonard J. Nelson, III, 1986 Health Law Teachers Conference (Boston, MA, 12-14 June 1986), 38 INT’L. DIG. HEALTH LEGIS. 185 (1987)
Book Chapters and Supplements
- Chapter 7, Expansive Tort Liability, in LAW, ECONOMICS & CIVIL JUSTICE: A REFORM AGENDA FOR THE ‘90S (McGuigan ed. 1994).
- Chapter 17, Charitable and Governmental Immunity, in LOUISELL & WILLIAMS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (l993).
- Chapter 22, Informed Consent, in LOUISELL & WILLIAMS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (1992). Chapter 9, The Defense of Medical Malpractice Cases, in LOUISELL & WILLIAMS, MEDICAL
- MALPRACTICE (1990).
- Chapter 15A,Liability for Defective Medical Devices, in LOUISELL & WILLIAMS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (1989), reprinted in PERSONAL INJURY REVIEW (1989).
- Chapter 29, Summary of the Law of Expert Testimony, in LOUISELL & WILLIAMS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (1989).
- Chapter 15 , Hospital Liability, in LOUISELL & WILLIAMS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (1989). Chapter 16, Vicarious Liability, in LOUISELL & WILLIAMS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (1989). Case and Statutory Supplements in LOUISELL & WILLIAMS, MEDICAL MALPRACTICE (1989,
- 1990, 1991 and 1992).
- Physiciansand Surgeons, in FRUMER & FRIEDMAN, PERSONAL INJURY ACTIONS, DEFENSES AND
- DAMAGES (1986).
- Pleadingand Practice Checklist, in FRUMER & FRIEDMAN, PERSONAL INJURY ACTIONS, DEFENSES AND DAMAGES (1985).
- Leonard J. Nelson, III & Marianne K. Holifield, Chapter 1, Creation of the Marital Community, in WASHINGTON COMMUNITY PROPERTY DESK BOOK (1st Ed. 1976).