In Torts class, you learn about how the law handles harm people and organizations do to others.
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Maxwell J. Mehlman is Distinguished University Professor, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law and Director of the Law-Medicine Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He received his JD from Yale Law School in 1975, and holds two bachelors degrees, one from Reed College and one from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to joining the Case Western Reserve faculty in 1984, Mehlman practiced law with Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C., where he specialized in federal regulation of health care and medical technology. He is the co-author of Access to the Genome: The Challenge to Equality; co-editor, with Tom Murray, of the Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology; co-author of Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy, the first casebook on genetics and law, now in its fourth edition; and author of Wondergenes: Genetic Enhancement and the Future of Society, published in 2003 by the Indiana University Press; The Price of Perfection: Individualism and Society in the Era of Biomedical Enhancement, published in 2009 by the Johns Hopkins University Press; and Transhumanist Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares: The Promise and Peril of genetic Engineering, published in 2012 by the Johns Hopkins University Press.
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Peter Gerhart was the dean of our law school from 1986 to 1996. A noted expert in antitrust and trade regulation before joining our law school, and later a specialist in international economic law and globalization, Gerhart now specializes in torts, property, and legal theory.
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Cheryl Cheatham is a reference librarian who has served in several key positions within the law library. Currently, she specializes in health law research. She is the library liaison to Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine and to the Law-Medicine Center. Cheatham serves as a member of the Cuyahoga County Law Library Resources Board.
Andy Dorchak coordinates the services of the reference department team, which helps patrons use the library’s resources more effectively and efficiently. Reference librarians offer personalized assistance to law faculty and students in the form of liaison relationships or personalized research consultations. Dorchak also specializes in foreign and international legal research and support of the Journal of International Law and Canada-United States Law Journal.