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Organ Donation and Transplant Issues

Organ Donation and Transplant Issues

This session was part of Judaism, Health, and Healing, a daylong Chicago Community Resource Conference addressing issues and providing resources on health-related topics that impact every individual and every family. The conference featured experts in the fields of healthcare, law, and Jewish studies.

Organ Donation and Transplant Issues
is a Session 2 selection (takes place 10:45 am – 12:15 pm)
Presented by Jack Bierig  Rabbi Michael J. Broyde.
Modern medical technology enables the transplantation of organs and other tissue from live and cadaveric donors. Organ transplantation raises a host of questions, including exactly what may be transplanted, whose consent is required for harvesting organs, how recipients are selected, and whether organs or tissue may be sold. This program compares and contrasts the answers provided by American and Jewish law, and examines the interaction of these two bodies of law. Learn and discuss how American law prohibition affects one's Jewish law duties and options.

Participants will:

  • become familiar with basic themes in modern transplant technology
  • understand the primary legal issues related to organ donation comparatively in American and Jewish law
  • consider ethical considerations raised by transplant through the examination of select case studies

Jack Bierig, JD is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and has extensive experience and lectures widely on the topics of general representation of associations, antitrust matters, litigation challenging government action affecting health care providers, copyright, trademark and trade secret cases, and FDA matters. He has represented numerous associations and health care providers in government antitrust and health fraud investigations, in actions brought by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, and in private antitrust cases.

He has written for various publications including the Loyola Law Journal, and the St. Louis University Law Journal. He contributed a chapter, “Antitrust for Physicians,” for the Physician’s Survival Guide jointly published by the American Medical Association and the American Health Lawyers Association. Mr. Bierig teaches Health Law and Food and Drug Law courses at the University of Chicago Law School and the Harris School of Public Policy, and founded its Center for Conflict Resolution.

Rabbi Michael J. Broyde, JD is a professor at Emory Law and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. His primary areas of interest are law and religion, Jewish law and ethics, and comparative religious law. He received a juris doctor from New York University and clerked for Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He received his rabbinical ordination at Yeshiva University. Broyde is a member of the Beth Din of America, the largest Jewish law court in America, and served as its director during the 1997-1998 academic year.

Rabbi Broyde is the founding rabbi of the Young Israel synagogue in Atlanta and a founder of the Atlanta Torah MiTzion Kollel study program. He has published more than 75 articles and books including A Jewish Law View of World Law (Emory Law Journal 54: 79-93, spec. ed., 2005). He also has published a number of articles in the area of federal courts, including an article in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy on the impeachment process.

Offered by Spertus InstituteDePaul
University College of Law Center for
Jewish Law & Judaic Studies
, and
University of Illinois at Chicago College 
of Medicine
in cooperation with the 
Jewish Healing Network of Chicago
the Center for Jewish Genetics, and 
Metro Chicago Hillel, with foundation 
support through The Charles 
& M.R. Shapiro Foundation.

DePaul University College of Law 
is an accredited Illinois MCLE provider. This conference has been approved
for up to 6.5 hours of General Illinois Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits.
The cost for these optional credits is $54.00 in addition to the pricing at left.

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This conference has been approved for up to 6.5 hours
of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
The cost for these optional credits is $54.00 in addition
to the pricing at left.