David Orentlicher

Director, UNLV Health Law Program
Professor, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Expertise: Health Law, Constitutional Law, Presidential Power

Biography

David Orentlicher is the Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law and director of the UNLV Health Law Program. Nationally recognized for his expertise in health law and constitutional law, Orentlicher has testified before Congress, had his scholarship cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has served on many national, state, and local commissions.

Orentlicher came to UNLV Law from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Indiana University School of Medicine. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a former president of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Additionally, Orentlicher previously directed the American Medical Association's Division of Medical Ethics, where he drafted the AMA’s first patient’s bill of rights and many other guidelines relied upon by courts and government agencies, and he has practiced both law and medicine.

Orentlicher has published numerous articles and essays on a wide range of topics, including health care reform, physician aid in dying, reproductive decisions, affirmative action, and presidential power. His work has appeared in leading professional journals, such as the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), as well as in the New York TimesTime MagazineUSA TodayCNN Opinion, the Chicago Tribune, and other major newspapers.

Education

  • M.D., Harvard Medical School
  • J.D., Harvard Law School

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David Orentlicher In The News

September 13, 2021
Misinformation — especially authoritative-sounding articles posted online and circulated on social media — plays a significant role in keeping many Nevadans from getting vaccinated against COVID-19, according to public health experts.
August 20, 2021
Nevada college students will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend on-campus classes.
August 20, 2021
The vaccination requirement to attend Raiders home games is keeping some fans away from Allegiant Stadium this season, including one parent of a player taking the field for the Silver and Black.
August 11, 2021
Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty and staff Tuesday urged state health officials to mandate a Covid-19 vaccine requirement for college students “as soon as possible,” calling further delay a “failure.”

Articles Featuring David Orentlicher

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Campus News | August 4, 2021
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Campus News | May 11, 2021
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Campus News | April 14, 2021
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Campus News | January 5, 2021
A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.