Professor David A. Hyman

Professor David A. Hyman, University of Illinois College of Law

Considered to be one of the country’s top health-law scholars, Professor David Hyman, the Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Professor of Law, teaches civil procedure and health care regulation. His principal research interests are the regulation of health care financing and delivery and empirical law and economics. Professor Hyman has published articles on a wide range of subjects, including medical malpractice, managed care, consumer protection, narrative, professional responsibility, tax exemption, and civil procedure.
Professor Hyman was named the Galowich-Huizenga Faculty Scholar in November 2005 and serves as the director of the Jon David and Elizabeth A. Epstein Health Care Law and Policy Program. Professor Hyman is responsible for a portfolio of path-breaking work on medical malpractice, health law and policy, professional responsibility, and tax exemption.
Professor Hyman has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas and George Washington University Schools of Law, and a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a member of the American Law Institute and was the chair of the section of law and social sciences of the American Association of Law Schools.
Professor Hyman served for three years as special counsel to the Federal Trade Commission, where he was responsible for coordinating hearings and a major report on health care and competition law and policy. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Law & Medicine and is an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute. He is admitted to practice before the 6th, 7th and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeal, the United States Tax Court, and is a member of the Illinois Bar. Professor Hyman earned a B.A., M.D., and J.D. from the University of Chicago.
His 2006 book, Medicare Meets Mephistopheles, was named to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce/National Chamber Foundation’s Top Ten Books of 2007, a list of books by leading think tanks, business leaders, and policy experts that the U.S. Chamber recommends to industry leaders.
In March, 2005 Professor Hyman, along with three co-authors, released the research paper, “Stability, Not Crisis: Medical Malpractice Claim Outcomes in Texas, 1988-2002,” which received national media coverage in outlets including The New York Times, Associated Press, Reuters, and The Washington Post. The paper was subsequently published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Follow-up papers have been published or accepted by the Journal of Legal Studies and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.

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