2014 Belmont Law Review Symposium

Health Care in the Balance: Weighing Competing Interests in Health Care Law

Health care law involves some of the most fundamental questions about our national values, public policy, and ethics. Our 2014 Symposium seeks to address those issues through exploring discrete areas of health care law that require a balancing of competing interests. For instance, health care law requires a balancing of costs and quality of health care and a balancing of individual freedom and equality. Presenters are being asked to choose a discrete, particular area of health care law and explore the competing interests at play.  

This year's Annual Symposium will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014, at the Baskin Center, home of Belmont University's College of Law. If you have any questions regarding the 2014 Belmont Law Review Symposium, including inquiries about presenting or attending the Symposium, please contact the Symposium Editor, Spencer Green, att

2013 Belmont Law Review Symposium:

Tennessee Legal Reform
The Belmont Law Review hosted its inaugural Annual Symposium on Friday, November 8, 2013, at the Baskin Center, home to Belmont University's College of Law. The symposium featured leading members of the Tennessee Bar, each of whom discussed an aspect of Tennessee law that they believed to be in need of legal reform. Symposium presenters explored alternatives to the existing legal approaches and discussed ways in which reform could be achieved.

2013 Symposium Agenda

8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Reception for Presenters and Belmont Law Review staff

8:45 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks
Jeff Kinsler, Dean of Belmont University College of Law
Emily Cole, Belmont Law Review Symposium Editor

9:00 a.m.

How Federal and Tennessee Anti-Discrimination Laws Differ and Why They Should be Treated Differently 
Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. and Brian Pierce

9:45 a.m.


10:00 a.m.

Reforming Tennessee's Rules of Appellate Procedure: Separate Notices of Appeal . . . or Not? 
Marcy Eason and Bob Parsley

10:45 a.m.


10:55 a.m.

"Made Whole" Made Fair
John Day

11:40 a.m.

Lunch / Optional Law School Tours

1:10 p.m.

Judicial Roundtable Discussion
Justice Cornelia A. Clark, Senior Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey, and Justice William C. Koch

2:10 p.m.


2:20 p.m.

Medicaid Expansion by Any Other Name: Exploring the Feasibility of Expanded Access to Care in the Wake of NFIB v. Sebelius
Michelle Johnson and Kristin Ware

3:05 p.m.


3:20 p.m.

Judicial Selection in Tennessee: Deciding the Decider
Margaret L. Behm and Candi Henry

4:05 p.m.


4:15 p.m.

eDiscovery in Tennessee 
Roe Frazer and Marc Jenkins

5:00p.m. to 6:00p.m.

Closing Reception / optional Law School Tours