Kathleen M. Boozang

2004 Distinguished Young Alumni

Kathleen M. BoozangKathleen M. Boozang, JD ’84, is the associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, and is an expert in health law. She established Seton Hall’s Health Law & Policy Program, which U.S.News & World Report consistently ranks among the top-10 health law programs.

After law school, Boozang worked in the Health Law Group of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale PC in St. Louis,including representing SSM Health Care hospitals.  She then earned her LLM from Yale University before pursuing her career as a law professor. She has served as a visiting professor of law at Washington University, University of Houston, and St. John’s University.

A recipient of Seton Hall’s University Faculty Excellence Award, Boozang currently teaches Health Care Organizations, The Law of Death & Dying, Alternative Medicine, and Nonprofit Organizations. She writes and speaks extensively on alternative medicine, medical futility, end-of-life care, and sectarian providers. Her current work focuses on the use by attorneys general of charitable trust law to regulate nonprofit boards.

Among her professional affiliations, Boozang is president of the American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics;editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics; member of  the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law; and member of the Advisory Committee for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. She previously chaired the Bioethics Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Association of American Law Schools Section on Medicine and Health Care.