Jennifer S. Bard

Jennifer S. Bard, J.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., is the Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law and Director, Health Law Program, 2003 and a Professor in the Public Health School at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as well as a Professor (adjunct), in the Department of Psychiatry, TTU School of Medicine.

She is the Director, Health Law Program and JD/MD Program at the law school.

Currently she serves as the Special Assistant to the Provost of Texas Tech University for Academic Outreach and Engagement. She was formerly Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development for the law school.

Professor Bard has been awarded by Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award and Excellence in Academics award. She has also received the award for the Best First Year Teacher from the Phi Alpha Delta Law School Honors Fraternity. Previously she has chaired the American Association of Law School's sections on Law, Medicine, and Health Care and Mental Disability. She has also been the Book Review editor of the Journal Of Legal Medicine.

Professor Bard writes and teaches in the areas of public health law, constitutional law, tort law, bioethics, mental disability, the insanity defense and correctional health. She is frequently asked to speak on these topics on a national and international level.

Professor Bard is an elected member of the American Law Institute Professor Bard graduated from Yale Law School in 1987 after studying law and philosophy at Oxford University. She was awarded a master's degree in public health from the University of Connecticut in 1997. Following a clerkship with the Honorable Frank H. Freedman, Chief Federal District Court Judge, District of Massachusetts, Professor Bard was a litigation associate with Shearman & Sterling in New York for six years where she worked on complex commercial litigation in the fields of Antitrust, Securities Law, International Law and Art Law. In 1995, she moved to the AIDS Action Council of the Government Affairs Department as a health policy analyst in Washington, DC.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Torts and 2) Public Health Law
Law School Yale Law School, ( JD, 1987)
Education Wellesley College, (AB, 1983)
Bar Member / Association American Bar Association
Most recent firm Texas Tech University
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