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Loyola University Chicago

Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy

School of Law

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Eleanor Kinney

Title/s: Bernard J. Beazley Visiting Professor in Health Law and Policy

Specialty Area: Health Law

Office #: Corboy 715




Eleanor D. Kinney is the 2014-15 Bernard J. Beazley Visiting Professor in Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago.  She is also the Hall Render Professor of Law Emeritus and founding director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.  She is an adjunct professor in the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health and was formerly an adjunct professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public and Environmental Affairs.  From 2012-2013, She was the Garwin Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and Medicine at Southern Illinois University.  

A widely published author and respected lecturer on the subjects of America’s health care system, medical malpractice, health coverage for the poor, and issues in administrative law, Professor Kinney is author or co-author of numerous law review articles, peer-reviewed health policy articles, book chapters and book reviews. She has published Protecting American Health Care Consumers (Duke University Press 2002) and edited the Guide to Medicare Coverage Decision-Making and Appeals (ABA Publishing 2002).

Professor Kinney received her JD and BA (with distinction in history) from Duke University.  She also has a masters degree in public health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and a masters degree in European history from the University of Chicago.  After graduating from law school, she practiced law for four years at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland, Ohio and then worked as an estate planning officer for Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. After earning her master’s degree in public health, she served as program analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C.  She received an award from the DHHS Office for Civil Rights for Distinguished Performance on the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation Investigation for 1979‑1980.  Before joining the IU faculty in 1984, she was Assistant General Counsel of the American Hospital Association.

Professor Kinney has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, President Clinton’s Task Force for Health Care Reform, and the Indiana Commission on Health Care for the Working Poor. She has been appointed by the governor of Indiana to the Executive Board of the Indiana State Department of Health and to other task forces and advisory boards.  During 1999-2000, Professor Kinney was a Fulbright Fellow at the National University of La Plata in La Plata, Argentina.  In 2005-2006, Professor Kinney served as Chair of the American Bar Association's Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and was inducted as a fellow of the Section in 2007.   In 1999, she served as the Chair of the Section on Administrative Law of the American Association of Law Schools.

In 2010, she received the Jay Healey Award for Excellence in Teaching, Health Law Professor’s Section of the American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics.   In 2011, she received the IUPUI Senior Woman’s Leadership Award.  In 2000, she received Distinguished Alumna Award for Lifetime Achievement from her alma mater, Emma Willard School.  In 1986, she was awarded the Best New Professor Award by the Student Bar Association of Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.  Professor Kinney is a member of the American Law Institute. 

Professor Kinney’s current research interests are realizing the international human right to health, free trade policy and health care, improved administrative law and procedures for a reformed health law system and an improved system for the resolution of medical malpractice claims.


BA, Duke University
MA, University of Chicago
JD, Duke University
MPH, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Program Areas

Administrative Law and Health Care Regulation 
LLM Seminar


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· E-mail: Health-law@luc.edu

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