» Nexus Journal Legal Symposium 2012

A Legal Debate On The Affordable Care Act and the Impact of the Supreme Court's Recent Decision

October 19, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Presented by Chapman University Fowler School of Law's Nexus Journal of Law and Policy

California MCLE credit (materials available by clicking on the speakers title)


Symposium Schedule

Check-in & Registration (8:30 - 9:00 a.m.)

Introduction by Professor David Dowling (9:00 - 9:15 a.m.)

Opening Keynote Presentation: The Triple Aim Challenge: Better Health, Better Care, Lower Cost (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.) VIEW WEBCAST »

  • Diana S. Dooley (Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency)
  • Moderator: Dr. Tom Campbell (Dean and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law and Professor of Economics, Chapman University School of Law)

Panel I: Constitutional Issues and Future Litigation Around the ACA (10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.) VIEW WEBCAST »

Chapman Dialogue Lunch and Keynote Speaker: After Obamacare: Lessons of the VA for Health Care Reform (11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.) VIEW WEBCAST »

  • Phillip Longman (Senior Research Fellow, New American Foundation)
  • Moderator: Joel Marrero (Instructor, Military Law and Policy Institute, Chapman University)

Panel II: Practical Implications: How The ACA will Affect Key Players in Health Care (2:00 - 3:45 p.m.) VIEW WEBCAST »

Break: Cookies & Refreshments (3:45 - 4:00 p.m.)

Panel III: ACA's Effects on Expansion of Care to the Uninsured (4:00 - 5:30 p.m.) VIEW WEBCAST »

  • Ellen Wu (Executive Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network), "Health Equity and the ACA"
  • Kiwon Yoo (Policy Director, Insure the Uninsured Project), "The Affordable Care Act: How it will Help the Uninsured"
  • Joel Torrez, Jr. (Manager, Health Policy, The Coalition of Orange County Community Health Centers), "The Clinics and the Uninsured"
  • Moderator: Marisa Cianciarulo (Professor of Law and Director, Family Protection Clinic)

"En Banc" Reception: Cocktails and Appetizers for all guest, presenters, faculty and students (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)

Registration Information

Registration is now closed for this event.

MCLE Continuing Education Credit: This program qualifies for general California MCLE credit for attorneys. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance will be provided to attendees at the conference. Please include what parts of the day you will be attending if you require MCLE credit.

If you are unable to make it to the symposium you can watch a live Webcast of the Symposium at www.chapman.edu/law. Must attend live event to receive MCLE credit.

Toggle Section

+ - About the Symposium

At some point in their life all Americans will require healthcare, however millions of Americans are without health insurance and will be unable to pay for their medical care.  With the implementation of The Affordable Care Act Congress hoped to remedy this issue and require all Americans to retain insurance, an issue that has been hotly debated since President Obama first came into office. With the recent Supreme Court decision and the upcoming election, the issue of healthcare is at the forefront for both the candidates and the American public. Chapman University Fowler School of Law's Nexus Journal of Law and Policy is pleased to host a legal symposium addressing The  Affordable Care Act.

This symposium provides a great opportunity to explore and discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision in National Federation of Independent Business, et al. v. Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, et al and the impact that the decision will have on this country. This recent decision will have an impact on the American public, health care providers, federal and state governments and the law.  With the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the majority of the law and a new presidential election only months away, the questions concerning the Affordable Care Act are front and center.

+ - About Nexus: Chapman's Journal of Law and Policy

The mission of the journal is to provide a forum for the vast array of individuals and groups that influence and shape American life. Nexus aims to put legal scholarship before an audience of interested professionals, though not limited to legal scholars and practitioners. Thousands of leaders in academia, government, media, law professors, and of course federal and state judges, subscribe to our journal. Nexus is the intersection where law, politics, economics, and media converge.

Headshot of woman.

Diana S. Dooley

Diana Dooley began her professional career in public service as an analyst with the State Personnel Board. In 1975, she was appointed to the staff of Governor Jerry Brown where she served as Legislative Secretary and Special Advisor until the end of his term in 1982. From 1983 to 2010, she worked in the private sector as the owner of a public relations and advertising agency and later as an attorney in private practice. She also served as General Counsel for a children’s hospital, and CEO of the California Children’s Hospital Association. Dooley returned to public service in 2011 when she was appointed by Governor Brown to serve as Secretary of the Health and Human Services Agency. Dooley serves on many boards and commissions including as Chair of the California Health Benefit Exchange.
Headshot of man.

Phillip Longman

Phillip Longman is a Senior Research Fellow with the New America Foundation’s Health Policy Program where he currently concentrates on delivery system reform. Formerly a senior writer and deputy assistant managing editor at U.S. News & World Report, he has won numerous awards for his business and financial writing, including UCLA's Gerald Loeb Award, and the top prize for investigative journalism from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He is a graduate of Oberlin College, and was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. His work on health care includes Best Care Anywhere. The book chronicles the quality transformation of the Veterans Health Administration and applies its lessons for reforming the U.S. health care system as a whole.