Elizabeth Pendo, JD

Joseph J. Simeone Professor of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law

Professor Elizabeth Pendo is a nationally recognized expert in disability law, bioethics, and health care law and policy. She is the Joseph J. Simeone Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law and a member of the Center for Health Law Studies and the William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law. Her scholarship advocates for greater access to adequate health care, work opportunities, integration in the community, and full participation in society for people with disabilities. She published a series of articles examining legal and ethical strategies to address the long-ignored barrier of inaccessible medical and diagnostic equipment. Current projects are the Disability and Health Report for the Healthy People 2020 Law and Health Policy Project (with Dr. Lisa I. Iezzoni), and a new edition of HEALTH LAW: CASES, MATERIALS AND PROBLEMS (with Furrow, et al.). She is an appointed member of the ABA Commission on Disability Rights, an elected member of the American Law Institute, and the recipient of several awards including the first University-wide Faculty Excellence Award for Diversity and Social Justice. She received her BA from UCLA, and her JD from the University of California.


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