Leonard J. Nelson III

Professor Emeritus


Cumberland School of Law
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Dr.
Birmingham, AL 35229

B.A., magna cum laude, University of Washington, 1970. Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law, 1974

LL.M., Yale Law School, 1984

Clerk, Chief Justice Charles F. Stafford, Washington Supreme Court, 1975-76

Practice experience: Clerk of Court and Staff Attorney, Division III, Washington Court of Appeals, 1976-78; Associate, MacGillivray & Jones, Spokane, Wash., 1978-79

Joined Cumberland faculty: 1984

Teaching and research interests: Torts and health law

Expert in health care law, including regulation of managed care, HMOs, PPOs; medical malpractice; pharmacists' liability; involuntary sexual sterilization of incompetents; international travel restrictions related to AIDS; HIV-infected health care workers' tort liability; legal issues in treating terminally ill patients

Visiting Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chapman University School of Law, 1998-99

Visiting Professor, Universidad del Mayab, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, November 1998

Professor and Senior Scholar, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, 1991-Present

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