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Rene Bowser

Senior Distinguished Fellow
J.D., Stanford Law School
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
M.A., Economics, Northwestern University
B.A., University of Maryland
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After receiving his J.D., Rene Bowser practiced law with major law firms in the San Francisco area from 1994-1997, specializing in the field of health law. He has served as an advisor to the Department of Health & Human Services and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Race & Bioethics.

Professor Bowser’s current research focuses on the impact of medical and bioethical policy on communities of color. He has presented papers relating to his research on racial bias in medical treatment at numerous forums, including the Tuskegee Center Conference on Bioethics, Minorities and the Law, the International Conference on Mental Health, and the 2001 Mid-Atlantic People of Color Conference at the Dickinson School of Law.

Bowser was a visiting faculty member at the University of St. Thomas School of Law during the 2003-04 academic year, and taught as a full-time member of the faculty through the 2016-17 academic year. Prior to his arrival at the School of Law, Professor Bowser taught torts and advanced topics in health care law and policy at the University of Illinois College of Law.

Rene Bowser Curriculum Vitae


Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
LAWS 831 - 01 Health Law I M - W - - - - 1330 - 1455 MSL 235

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1330 - 1455


MSL 235

Course Registration Number:

22793 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours


Rene Bowser

Health Law I is designed to introduce students to basic principles of health care law. The class will discuss legal principles surrounding the professional-patient relationship informed consent; liability of health care professionals; liability of health care institutions; quality control regulation of physicians and health care institutions; access to health care; the privacy rights of patients and the ability of government to regulate patient health care choices. The goals of the course are for students to understand the role of the legal system in health policy and health care delivery; the application of basic tort, contract and corporate law principles in the health care environment; and to gain a practical understanding of the interaction between the health system and the legal system.

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Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
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Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
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