MSU College of Law News

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September 10, 2009

CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
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Journal of Medicine and Law Cited in Federal District Court

East Lansing, MI — The Journal of Medicine and Law at Michigan State University College of Law was recently cited in the 2009 federal district court decision of Hunt vs. Astrue.

The article, "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Why the Controversy? A Medical/Legal Overview" by Samuel D. Hodge, Jr., J.D., Jack E. Hubbard, Ph.D., M.D., and Katherine Armstrong, was published in the Journal's Winter 2009 issue and was cited in a footnote of the May 29, 2009, decision by the Hon. Margaret A. Nagle to establish that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome "is a disease for which objective findings can be minimal."

"The Journal of Medicine and Law was pleased to learn that our publication had an impact outside of the academic community," says Christopher Ryan, Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Medicine and Law. "The fact that a judge used our journal to help decide a case is a great honor."

The Michigan State University Journal of Medicine and Law is a semi-annual publication dedicated to advancing legal scholarship in the medical-legal field. The Journal is the only student-reviewed medical-legal specialty journal in Michigan and one of only approximately ten in the nation. The mission of the Journal is to enrich medical-legal scholarship by encouraging doctors, attorneys, professors, and students to publish well-reasoned and thought-provoking articles on cutting edge and controversial topics in the health law field. The Journal also seeks to influence judicial opinions, legislation, and public policy development on both the state and federal level.

Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of creating practice-ready attorneys. As one of a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After a hundred years as a private and independent Law College, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars. The Law College curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and the facility is equipped with the latest resources-all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st century lawyers.

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