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. He is also the 2017-18 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, Ontario.

Prof. Halabi is the author of Intellectual Property and the New International Economic Order (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and he has edited (with Lawrence O. Gostin and Jeffrey S. Crowley) Global Management of Infectious Disease after Ebola (Oxford University Press, 2017). 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 Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins after which he clerked for Judge Nanette K. Laughrey of the U.S. District Court for the Western District 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)

Most Recent Publications

Assessing the Relative Influence and Efficacy of Public and Private Food Safety Regulation Regimes: Comparing Codex and GlobalG.A.P. Standards with Ching-Fu Lin, 72 FOOD AND DRUG LAW JOURNAL 262 (2017).

Developing a Matrix for Intellectual Property as Subject of International Law, 2017 JOTWELL: THE JOURNAL OF THINGS WE LIKE (LOTS) 1 (2017).

International Intellectual Property Shelters, 90 TULANE LAW REVIEW 903 (2016).

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and the Latent Domestic Relations Exception to Federal Question Jurisdiction, 41 NORTH CAROLINA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW 691 (2016).

The Scope of Preemption Under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, 71 FOOD AND DRUG LAW JOURNAL 300 (2016).

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