Policy Initiatives

Students in the clinic have the opportunity to become involved in other law reform activities in the vaccine injury area. For example, in 2010 and 2011, students in the clinic researched and drafted amici curiae briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving important vaccine-related issues. In 2010, the clinic submitted a brief in Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, Inc., a case involving the scope of the Vaccine Act’s preemption provision. In 2011, the class researched and drafted an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to grant review in the Cloer v. The Department of Health and Human Services, a case involving the Vaccine Act’s statute of limitations.

 

Students have testified in support of legislative changes to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and have submitted detailed Comments on proposed amendments to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Rules for vaccine injury cases.


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