Strong advocacy work of students results in bill sponsorship from U.S. Congressman
Professor Rhonda Gay Hartman's classes in Health Care Law, Health Care Fraud & Abuse, and Law & Medical Ethics joined forces with students and faculty from the School of Pharmacy to lobby U.S. senators and congressmen about the Phair Pricing Act and measures to address the opioid crisis. The law students met with representatives of Senators Bob Casey, Pat Toomey, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Rep. Conor Lamb, among others.
Due to the strong advocacy work of the students, United States Representative Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania's 15th district recently signed on as a sponsor to the bill.
Law school students who attended include: Tyler Bartholomew, 3L, Erik Bennett, 3L, Cassandra Boyer, 3L, Nicholas Brady, 3L, John Daller, 3L, Jamie Davis, 3L, Cassidy DeCosmo, 2L, Erika Dowd, 2L, John Finke, 3L, Robert Fitzgerald, 2L, Hannah French, 2L, Carrie Garrison, 3L, Azhiare Goodwin-Rowe, 3L, Jake Harrison, 2L, Brianna Hollick, 3L, Ashley Javier, 3L, Amanda Leonard, 3L, Rebecca Machtinger, 2L, Theresa McCruden, 3L, Emily McKenzie, 4L, Madison Miranda, 2L, Oluwaseyi Odunaiya, 3L, Stephen Panik, 2L, Sara Steimer, 3L, Sarah Weigelt, 3L and Abigail Zonarich, 2L.
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