Post-Pandemic Privacy Symposium

2022 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium

"Post-Pandemic Privacy: Health, Data, and Dignity"

Friday, February 11, 2022

9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CST

Virtual event

Post-Pandemic Privacy SymposiumThis year’s virtual symposium will focus on post-pandemic privacy implications concerning health care, technology and cybersecurity, and will include two panels and a roundtable discussion. The event is co-hosted by the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy and PrivacyPraxis.

Panel One’s focus is on the post-pandemic reshaping of the health care system and issues regarding telehealth, technology and social disparities. Panel Two’s focus is on post-pandemic technology concerns regarding security, surveillance, biometric and location data, and other technology-related privacy implications. During a roundtable discussion, panelists will discuss the disproportionate impact of the pandemic in racially marginalized communities.

No CLE credit will be offered during the symposium.

Speakers and Panelists

Keynote Speaker: 

  • Kimberly Mutcherson, Co-Dean and Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School in Camden

Panel One:

  • Renée Landers, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Health and Biomedical Law Concentration and the Masters of Law: Life Sciences program, Suffolk University Law School
  • Soumitra Bhuyan, Assistant Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University
  • Jody Madeira, Professor of Law and Louis F. Niezer Faculty Fellow, Co-Director, Center for Law, Society & Culture, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington
  • Leah Fowler, Research Assistant Professor and Research Director in the Health Law & Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center
  • Barry R. Furrow, Director of the Health Law Program and Professor of Law, Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University

Panel Two:

  • Jacob Elberg, Associate Professor of Law and Associate Director of the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law, Seton Hall Law School
  • Sam Halabi, Senior Scholar and Visiting Professor, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • David Opderbeck, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology, Seton Hall Law School

Panel Three/Roundtable Discussion:

  • Teri Dobbins Baxter, Williford Gragg Distinguished Professor, The University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Thomas Williams, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the JD/MA in Bioethics and Science Policy, Duke Law School


The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration will be required. Registration will open in January.


Registration is open now. Sign up for the Zoom webinar.

Program Accessibility

Closed captioning will be provided during this virtual event. We accommodate persons with disabilities. Please submit your request no later than January 28 to Rebecca Clayton at or 785-864-2388 TTY: 711.

Symposium Issue

Scholarship associated with the symposium will be published in an upcoming issue of the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy.


Contact Symposium Editor Melinda Foshat at

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