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James Hodge1

James Hodge1

Professor of Law, Arizona State University
James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM, is the Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy at Arizona State University. Through scholarship, teaching, and applied projects, Professor Hodge delves into multiple areas of health law, public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. Since 2010, he has served as director of the Western Region Office of the Network for Public Health Law, one of 5 centers nationally funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Since its inception, the office has assisted public health lawyers, officials, practitioners, students, and others across 11 states and nationally on over 4,300 claims.

Professor Hodge is a prolific scholar, having published more than 275 articles in journals of law, medicine, public health and bioethics; 2 books in public health law; 25 book chapters; and guest edited four symposium issues in the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Jurimetrics, and the Annals of Health Law. He is regularly ranked among the top 1.5% of cited authors in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

With others, he has drafted several model public health laws including the Model State Public Health Information Privacy Act, Model State Emergency Health Powers Act, Turning Point Model State Public Health Act, and Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act.

Professor Hodge is a national expert on emergency legal preparedness, obesity laws and policies, vaccination laws, and public health information privacy. His work on these and other topics has been cited in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic, National Law Journal, NBC News, Baltimore Sun, Dallas Morning News, and additional regional newspapers, social media cites, and journals including Science, JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, and Public Health Reports.

Professor Hodge regularly publishes a column on public health law for the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. He advises numerous federal, state, and local governments on public health law and policy issues and has lectured extensively on diverse topics in international locations including Sydney, Toronto, Barcelona, Geneva, and Dublin.

Before joining the College of Law in 2009, he was professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; adjunct professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and core faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Supreme Court considers derailing federal vaccine mandates

Jan 10, 2022 13:10 pm UTC| Law

Conservative justices on the Supreme Court appeared to signal a belief that the Biden administration may have overreached in ordering private companies to require that staff be vaccinated or subject to regular testing. But...

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