Visiting Professor Seminar Series

About the Series 

In 2015, the Monash Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS) in the Faculty of Law established a series of seminars that feature presentations by Professors who are visiting the Faculty of Law to teach in its Masters Program or take part in other faculty activities. The seminars cover current commercial law topics that will be of interest to the legal fraternity, students and the general public.

Topic: Legal Solutions to the Global Health Crisis
Visiting Professor:
Professor William Fisher, Harvard Law School

Many developing countries are already facing or will soon face health crises arising from the increasing incidence of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Professor Fisher will explore potential legal and market-based interventions to mitigate the human and economic toll of such diseases. Particular attention will be paid to ways in which pharmaceutical companies, governments, and NGOs might contribute, individually or collaboratively, to the alleviation of the crisis. He will consider the possibility of using incentive schemes (such as prize systems or patent pools), licensing mechanisms, pricing mechanisms, and treaty arrangements to overcome existing constraints, and outline the limitations of each approach.

 Event details
Date: Wednesday 2 December 2015
Time: 5.15–6.15pm
Venue:Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP: By 27.11.15 via email to or call 03 9905 4135.
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