Sam F. Halabi

Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law

Center for Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Phone 573-882-0394
Address 323 Hulston Hall
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Education 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)

Areas of Expertise

  • Affordable Care Act
  • False Claims Act
  • Food and Drug Regulation
  • Health Data Privacy
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Public Health Law
  • Tobacco Control
  • Vaccine Regulation

About Sam Halabi

Sam F. Halabi is the Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law as well as a Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University. He is currently serving at Colorado State University during the 2021-22 school year.

Prof. Halabi is the author of Intellectual Property and the New International Economic Order (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and he is the editor of Global Management of Infectious Disease after Ebola (with Lawrence O. Gostin and Jeffrey S. Crowley) and Viral Sovereignty and Technology Transfer (with Rebecca Katz). He has authored or co-authored more than 40 articles and book chapters in legal and medical publications including the Harvard International Law Journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the Yale Journal of International Law. 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 COVAX Facility, the World Health Organization, the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Global Virome Project.

Professor Halabi’s research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Wellcome Trust, the World Health Organization, and USAID.

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 the 2020 Husch Blackwell Distinguished Teaching Award, the 2017-18 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, 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.

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