consistency and victim protection. In Priorities in Public Health Law: A Practice-Based
Analysis of Trends in the Legal Needs of Public Health Professionals, Caty Schmitter and
Jennifer A. Bernstein, bridge the gap between public health policy and practice with a
detailed analysis of data on legal technical assistance requests to the Network and how
this experiential knowledge can inform efforts to meet current and future needs of public
We would like to sincerely thank the Annals of Health Law student editors at the
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, the Annals of Health Law Executive Board
Editors, Arizona State University, the Network for Public Health Law, and Kristin
Corrigan, Program Coordinator, Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola
University Chicago School of Law, for their assistance and efforts in bringing this
Special Edition to fruition.
Daniel G. Orenstein, J. D.
Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law, Public Health Law & Policy Program
Deputy Director, Network for Public Health Law – Western Region
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
James G. Hodge, Jr., J. D., LL.M.
Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics
Director, Public Health Law & Policy Program
Director, Network for Public Health Law - Western Region
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
The entire Annals Editorial Staff would like to thank the authors who contributed their
exceptional talent and knowledge to this outstanding issue of the Annals of Health Law.
It was our pleasure to work with you on this Special Edition Issue. The Editorial Board
would like to thank each and every member of the Annals team, without whom this issue
would not have been the success that it is. We would also like to thank the incredible
staff at the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy for their continued support.
Jamie E. Levin, J. D. Candidate May 2014
Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Health Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law