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University of Iowa News Release

June 6, 2005

Law School Conference Examines Schiavo Case Issues

A conference examining the legal perspectives of the Terri Schiavo case, sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Law, will be Wednesday, June 8, from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Levitt Auditorium in the Boyd Law Building.

Providing perspectives on the issues will be law professors William Buss and Sheldon Kurtz. Buss is an expert on constitutional law, while Kurtz is an expert on health care law and estate planning.

They will examine the various constitutional, health care and estate planning legal issues associated with the case of Terri Schiavo, the brain-damaged Florida woman whose case generated headlines earlier this year when her husband sought to have her feeding tube removed against her family's wishes.

The conference is part of the Phillip G. Hubbard Law School Preparation Program, an annual program held by the UI College of Law that brings together 25 undergraduates who are from groups historically underrepresented in the law. The program provides the fellows a month-long introduction to law school and the legal profession.

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