Mock Trial Experience as Part of a Joint Course with NYMC and Touro Law Center
On March 1, New York Medical College and Touro Law Center students participated in a "mock trial" experience as part of the joint course, "Legal and Ethics Issues in Medical Malpractice."
Led by Joan Foley, J.D., Kermit Gitenstein Distinguished Professor of Health Law & Policy and Professor of Legal Process at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, and Ira J. Bedzow, Ph.D., director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program and associate professor of medicine, students in the course learned both the substantive issues related to medical malpractice as well as the procedures of a malpractice suit.
The course culminated in a portion of a mock trial, where law students served as the plaintiff's and defense attorneys and the medical students served as expert witnesses and party litigants. This inter-professional education course is one of only a few of its kind in the country.