USC Law is an extraordinarily open environment. Having previously taught at three top law schools on the East Coast, I really appreciate the collaborative atmosphere at USC. Numerous centers bring faculty from other disciplines and professions into our classrooms, workshops and research projects, just as the health policy and ethics center provides a vehicle for me to work with colleagues in medicine, philosophy and the social sciences.
Having students from the public policy and public health schools in my public health law course greatly enriches class discussions. And I value being able to address, through USC's institute for global health, many issues I worked on for four years at the World Health Organization.