Sam F. Halabi

Associate Professor of Law

B.A., B.S. Kansas State University, summa cum laude ('99)
M.Phil. University of Oxford (International Relations) ('01)
J.D. Harvard Law School ('05)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Sam F. Halabi is an Associate Professor of Law as well as a Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

Prof. Halabi’s scholarship focuses on national and global health law with a specialization in the governance structures of firms in health-related sectors, the role of intellectual property assets in those firms, and corresponding regulatory approaches. He has edited (with Lawrence O. Gostin and Jeffrey S. Crowley) Global Management of Infectious Disease after Ebola (Oxford University Press, 2017) and his book, Intellectual Property and the New International Economic Order: Knowledge, Exploitation, and Resistance is scheduled for publication by Cambridge University Press in 2018. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 articles and book chapters in legal and medical publications including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Lancet, the Baylor Law Review, and the Tulane Law Review. He blogs regularly at the Yale Journal on Regulation’s Notice and Comment. Prof. Halabi advises or has advised domestic and international organizations including the World Health Organization, the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Global Virome Project.

Prof. Halabi joined the MU faculty from The University of Tulsa College of Law where he served as the Associate Dean for Faculty Development and also earned the College’s nomination for the university’s outstanding teacher award. Before joining the legal academy, he practiced law at the D.C. office of Latham & Watkins after which he clerked for Judge Nanette K. Laughrey of the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri.

Professor Halabi’s honors include a British Marshall scholarship (Oxford), a Rotary International Ambassadorial scholarship (the American University of Beirut), and a Fellowship at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities. In 1999, he earned first prize in the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity’s Essay in Ethics competition.


Most Recent Publications

Global Management of Infectious Disease after Ebola (Oxford University Press 2017) (editor with Lawrence O. Gostin and Jeffrey S. Crowley)

A Global Vaccine Injury Compensation System, 317(5) JAMA (2017) (with Saad Omer)

International Intellectual Property Shelters, 90(4) Tulane L. Rev. 903 (2016)

Collective Corporate Knowledge, the Federal False Claims Act, and the Future of Federal Health Programs 68(2) Baylor L. Rev. 265 (2016)

Legal Preparedness and Ebola Vaccines, 386 (9991) Lancet, 338-39, July 25, 2015 (with John T. Monahan)

Selling Hospice, 42 J. L. Med. & Ethics 442 (2014)