Boston University School of Law is seeking to hire a part-time lecturer to teach a seminar, Antitrust and Healthcare, during the Spring 2022 semester . The 3-credit seminar would meet once a week for two hours, and would also require out-of-class supervision of students completing complex research projects.
Antitrust & Healthcare
The course will begin with an overview of the core antitrust tenets that have shaped the development of antitrust law when it comes to healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Then, the seminar will explore industry economics, key regulatory provisions, and the intersection of antitrust and patent law. With that background, the program will focus on two of the most significant areas of current antitrust enforcement: (1) so-called "product hopping" cases arising from branded companies shifting consumer demand to "next-generation" therapies allegedly to frustrate generic drug competition against legacy products with expiring patent protection; and (2) so-called "reverse payment" cases arising from patent settlements in which the branded company allegedly paid a generic challenger to delay the launch of a competing generic drug. For each topic, the seminar will track the development of the law, and critically analyze both the theories enforcers advance and the defenses the industry offers. The seminar will also survey other relevant antitrust issues including drug price gouging claims, hospital and health system mergers, and the potentially exclusionary acts of medical boards and associations. The course will situate these and other hot topics in the healthcare space in a balanced dialogue about the appropriate reach and/or limitations of antitrust enforcement.
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A JD degree, plus deep substantive knowledge and expertise in antitrust as applied to health-related industries, are required. Prior law school teaching experience is strongly preferred. Applicants should email a letter of interest and a resume to Stacey Dogan, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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