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BU: Professor Presents Gun Violence Research at Health Law Workshop

Mr. Michael Ulrich, assistant professor of health law, ethics & human rights at Boston University School of Public Health, was selected to present his research on gun violence and public health law at the 2019 Health Law Scholars Workshop, sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics and the Saint Louis University Law School Center for Health Law Studies. Mr. Ulrich and three other scholars presented their research at the workshop from September 12-14 at the Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri.

Held annually, the Health Law Scholars Workshop encourages health law and bioethics scholarship and fosters professional development among emerging scholars. During a two-hour session last month, Mr. Ulrich received in-depth critiques and advice on his work-in-progress from scholars and peer reviewers in health law and bioethics.

“It’s a really great experience to have your ideas challenged,” says Mr. Ulrich. “They want you to succeed but they also want to make sure that the things you’re putting out there are sound. It makes you question some of your assumptions — or even recognize the assumptions that you didn’t realize were assumptions.”

Mr. Ulrich’s paper, titled “Public Carry, Public Health,” applies the public health law framework he developed to a specific Second Amendment question — the right to carry firearms in public.

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