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Last modified: Wednesday, August 17, 2011

IU School of Law-Indianapolis launches biomedical, health compliance program

Aug. 17, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis is launching a major initiative in biomedical and health industry compliance law.

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To launch the program, the Hall Center is convening an Inaugural Biomedical and Health Industry Law and Compliance Conference on Sept. 21. The focus of the conference is law and compliance, with special emphasis on emerging compliance trends, fraud and abuse, enforcement and pharmaceutical and manufacturing issues. The event offers six hours of Indiana Continuing Legal Education Credit, including one hour of ethics credit, pending approval.

"The school has the expertise to provide outstanding education to the growing group of health lawyers and professionals pursuing careers in health care compliance law," said Dean Gary R. Robert.

This initiative will offer expanded courses and clinical education offerings in the compliance field and develop a certificate program in health law with a specialty in biomedical and health industry compliance law by 2012. This specialty curriculum will be established within the existing Health Law Curriculum and the existing track in the law school's LL.M. for Health Law, Policy and Bioethics.

Conference keynote speaker Joyce R. Branda, director of the fraud section of the commercial litigation branch at the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak on "Health Care Reform and Health Care Fraud Enforcement." Branda supervises civil fraud matters and federal litigation under the False Claims Act and other laws. She has lectured extensively and appeared on panels on health care fraud, procurement fraud and on the False Claims Act and civil enforcement.

Professor emeritus and former co-director of the Hall Center, Eleanor DeArman Kinney will be honored at the reception in the Conour Atrium following the conference.

For full details, including registration information, visit

About the Hall Center for Law and Health

The Hall Center for Law and Health was established in 1987 to conduct legal and empirical research on health law issues in Indiana and the nation; interpret health law issues for the bar, government and the health care community; and expand the curriculum and teaching of health law at the law school, while providing opportunities for student participation in center-sponsored research initiatives, educational programs and health law internships.

About Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis

With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, IU School of Law-Indianapolis is the largest law school in the state of Indiana. Occupying a spacious, new technologically advanced building, the school is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The school has enjoyed great success for more than 100 years in preparing students for legal careers. The success of the school is evidenced by the prominent positions graduates have obtained in the judiciary and other branches of government, business, civic leadership and law practice. The school's 10,000 alumni are located in every state in the nation and several foreign countries. More information about the law school is available at

For more information, contact Elizabeth Allington, IU School of Law-Indianapolis, at