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In 2009, A Century of Creighton University School of Law Faculty Publications, 1904-2004 was published. This digital collection continues that publication for faculty members who have left the Creighton University School of Law since 2004 and who have works that were not included in that publication. It includes the works written while they were affiliated with Creighton and provides electronic copies when available. Books, book chapters, articles, and book reviews are included, as well as continuing legal education and seminar materials (when a paper copy is available). Publications written by current faculty are available on the Current Faculty Publications page of the Creighton Digital Repository.

Andrus, Kay L.
Aronson, Bruce E.
Belian, Julia
Birmingham, Edward J. (Professor Emeritus)
Chiappinelli, Eric A.
Culhane, Marianne B. (Professor Emerita)
Dickhute, Nancy Lawler (Professor Emerita)
Dineen, Kelly K.
Ebner, Noam
Fenner, G. Michael (Professor Emeritus)
Font-Guzman, Jacqueline
Kuttner, Ran
Mayer, Bernard S.
Mahern, Catherine (Professor Emerita)
Melilli, Kenneth J. (Professor Emeritus)
Mirkay, Nicholas A.
O'Meara, Gregory J., S.J.
Pearlstein, Arthur
Pearson, Eric (Professor Emeritus)
Purcell, Thomas J., III
Shugrue, Richard E. (Professor Emeritus)
Strand, Palma J.
Strom, Lyle E.
Van Tassel, Katharine
Volkmer, Ronald R. (Professor Emeritus)
Watts, Sean
White, Michaela M. (Professor Emerita)
Whitten, Ralph U. (Professor Emeritus)
Wiseman, Christine M.

Recent Submissions

  • Nebraska jury instructions : Second edition 

  • Nebraska jury instructions : Second edition 

  • Realigning incentives for novel pain therapeutics 

    Michael S. Sinha & Kelly K. Dineen Gillespie, Editorial, Realigning Incentives for Novel Pain Therapeutics, 137 ANESTHESIOLOGY 134 (2022).
  • Treating workers as essential too: an ethical framework for public health interventions to prevent and control COVID-19 infections among meat-processing facility workers and their communities in the United States 

    Kelly K. Dineen, Abigail Lowe, Nancy E. Kass, Lisa M. Lee, Matthew K. Wynia, Teck Chuan Voo, Seema Mohapatra, Rachel Lookadoo, Athena K. Ramos, Jocelyn J. Herstein, Sara Donovan, James V. Lawler, John J. Lowe, Shelly Schwedhelm, and Nneka O. Sederstrom, Treating Workers as Essential Too: An Ethical Framework for Public Health Interventions to Prevent and Control COVID-19 Infections among Meat-Processing Facility Workers and Their Communities in the United States, 19 J. BIOETHICAL INQUIRY 301 (2022).
    Meat is a multi-billion-dollar industry that relies on people performing risky physical work inside meat-processing facilities over long shifts in close proximity. These workers are socially disempowered, and many are ...
  • Ukraine Symposium – Effects-based enforcement of targeting law 

    Geoff Corn & Sean Watts, Ukraine Symposium – Effects-Based Enforcement of Targeting Law, LIEBER INSTITUTE: ARTICLES OF WAR (June 2, 2022), https://lieber.westpoint.edu/effects-based-enforcement-targeting-law/.
    The international armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine tragically demonstrates that the European continent is still not immune from war. It also illustrates that the laws of war are only as effective as the leadership ...
  • Ukraine Symposium - Destructive counter-mobility operations and the law of war 

    Sean Watts & Winston Williams, Ukraine Symposium - Destructive Counter-Mobility Operations and the Law of War, LIEBER INSTITUTE: ARTICLES OF WAR (May 5, 2022), https://lieber.westpoint.edu/destructive-counter-mobility-operations-law-of-war/.
    Decades of experience have greatly improved familiarity with, if not always fidelity to, law of war rules applicable to attacks on enemy forces. Less well appreciated is the law of war regime applicable to other acts of ...
  • Siege law 

    Sean Watts, Siege Law, LIEBER INSTITUTE: ARTICLES OF WAR (Mar. 4, 2022), https://lieber.westpoint.edu/siege-law/.
    Images of the million or more persons who have fled toward neighboring States highlight the tragic humanitarian impact of the ongoing armed conflict between Ukraine and Russia. However, a worse fate could await those unable ...
  • Ukraine Symposium – A war crimes primer on the Ukraine-Russia conflict 

    Sean Watts & Hitoshi Nasu, Ukraine Symposium – A War Crimes Primer on the Ukraine-Russia Conflict, LIEBER INSTITUTE: ARTICLES OF WAR (Apr. 4, 2022), https://lieber.westpoint.edu/war-crimes-primer-ukraine-russia-conflict/.
    This post examines select war crimes recognized in international law that may be relevant to the conflict in Ukraine. We focus on offenses adopted as grave breaches under the Geneva Conventions system, since both Russia ...
  • Public health law and ethics 

    Kelly K. Dineen, Molly Berkery, Montrece McNeill Ransom, Emely Sanchez & Gabrielle Metoyer, Public Health Law and Ethics, in PUBLIC HEALTH LAW: CONCEPTS AND CASE STUDIES 293 (Montrece McNeill Ransom & Laura Magaña Valladares eds., 2022).
    Despite its explicit focus on justice and population level change, the field of public health ethics is relatively new. At its core, public health ethics is about practical decision-making, often when the law is unclear. ...
  • Ethical issues 

    Kelly K. Dineen, Ethical Issues, in CRITICAL CARE NURSING: DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT 15 (Linda D. Urden, Kathleen M. Stacy & Mary E. Lough eds., 9th ed. 2022).
    Critical care nurses need a robust understanding of professional nursing ethics and ethical principles and the ability to use a decision-making model to guide nursing actions. This chapter provides an overview of ethical ...
  • Legal issues 

    Kelly K. Dineen, Legal Issues, in CRITICAL CARE NURSING: DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT 27 (Linda D. Urden, Kathleen M. Stacy & Mary E. Lough eds., 9th ed. 2022).
  • Brief of amici curiae professors of health law and policy in support of petitioner 

    Brief of Amici Curiae Professors of Health Law and Policy in Support of Petitioner, Ruan v. United States, No. 20-1410 (U.S. Dec. 23, 2021)
    Prescribing controlled substances for the benefit of patients is an everyday and essential practice for physicians and other authorized prescribing practitioners. Despite dominant public narratives about the harms of ...
  • Advancing a public health-promoting national opioid policy 

    Jennifer D. Oliva & Kelly K. Dineen, Advancing a Public Health-Promoting National Opioid Policy, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL PETRIE-FLOM CENTER: BILL OF HEALTH (Mar. 23, 2021), https://blog.petrieflom.law.harvard.edu/2021/03/23/national-opioid-policy-public-health/.
    The U.S. drug policy regime’s defining quality is its persistent adherence to the same approaches in the face of overwhelming evidence that they are unsuccessful, including supply-side tactics, fear mongering, and ...
  • Consultation report: Cohorting COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients in a comfort-only care unit 

    Abigail E. Lowe, Kelly K. Dineen, Nneka Sederstrum & Matt K. Wynia, Consultation Report: Cohorting COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 Patients in a Comfort-Only Care Unit, (Univ. of Neb. Med. Ctr. Glob. Ctr. for Health Sec. Ethics Advisory Comm., May 6, 2020), https://www.unmc.edu/healthsecurity/ethics/consultation-reports/Comfort-Only-Care-Unit-with-Graphics-FINAL.pdf.
    Pandemics such as that caused by COVID-19 can lead to a surge in demand for health care services, including palliative and end-of-life care. Some people who become seriously ill will have advance directives in place that ...
  • The opiod crisis: Understanding the complexities, acknowledging the challenges, and exploring possible solutions 

    The Opioid Crisis: Understanding the Complexities, Acknowledging the Challenges, and Exploring Possible Solutions (Am. Health L. Ass’n, Feb. 18, 2019), https://www.americanhealthlaw.org/publications/health-law-hub-current-topics/opioid-crisis (one of small group of facilitators involved in white paper production and provided substantial editing of draft report and additional research support).
    On September 25, 2018, AHLA hosted a convener session at American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, DC to address the national crisis of opioid-related harm. Twenty experts from around the country ...
  • Are Molotov cocktails lawful weapons? 

    Sean Watts, Are Molotov Cocktails Lawful Weapons?, LIEBER INSTITUTE: ARTICLES OF WAR (Mar. 2, 2022), https://lieber.westpoint.edu/are-molotov-cocktails-lawful-weapons/.
    A frequent feature of violent riots and revolts, the Molotov cocktail has reappeared in reports of Ukraine’s preparations to resist the ongoing Russian invasion. Although undoubtedly symbolic of resolve to resist using all ...
  • Consultation report: Ethical considerations regarding meat processing plant operations, worker safety, and community welfare 

    Abigail E. Lowe, Kelly K. Dineen, Lisa M. Lee, Nancy E. Kass & Matt K. Wynia, CONSULTATION REPORT: ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING MEAT PROCESSING PLANT OPERATIONS, WORKER SAFETY, AND COMMUNITY WELFARE (Univ. of Neb. Med. Ctr. Glob. Ctr. for Health Sec. Ethics Advisory Comm., Ju.y 27, 2020), https://www.unmc.edu/healthsecurity/ethics/consultation-reports/FINAL-Ethical-Considerations-Regarding-Meat-Processing-Plant-Operations-with-Graphics.pdf.
    This analysis focuses on answering the question posed to the committee: what strategies and interventions can most effectively and ethically reduce the risks of outbreaks and protect the people working in these plants, as ...
  • Engaging disability rights law to address the distinct harms at the intersection of race and disability for people with substance use disorder 

    Kelly K. Dineen & Elizabeth Pendo, Engaging Disability Rights Law to Address the Distinct Harms at the Intersection of Race and Disability for People with Substance Use Disorder, 50 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 38 (2022).
    The unethical, separate, and unequal system of health care for people with substance use disorder (SUD), a condition effecting approximately 20 million people each year, is the product of long standing and mutually reinforcing ...
  • Structural discrimination in pandemic policy: Essential protections for essential workers 

    Abigail E. Lowe, Kelly K. Dineen & Seema Mohapatra, Structural Discrimination in Pandemic Policy: Essential Protections for Essential Workers, 50 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 67 (2022).
    An inordinate number of low wage workers in essential industries are Black, Hispanic, or Latino, immigrants or refugees — groups beset by centuries of discrimination and burdened with disproportionate but preventable harms ...
  • It is not the patient, it is the system: Commentary on “How advanced directives help when patients refuse life-saving treatment because of their substance use” 

    Kelly K. Dineen, It Is Not the Patient, It Is the System: Commentary on “How Advanced Directives Help when Patients Refuse Life-Saving Treatment Because of Their Substance Use”, 15 J. ADDICTION MED. 443 (2021).
    Serious infections are common in patients with opioid use disorder who use injection drugs. Clinicians are often frustrated by the complexity and uncertainty involved in managing these patients, who also have a high rate ...

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