Paula Berg, Professor, graduated with a B.A. from Hampshire College and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School, where she was on the staff of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. She teaches the Health Law Concentration, Torts, Public Health Law, and Disability Law. Her research interests include doctor-patient issues, patients’ rights, legal definitions of health, illness and disability, public health, and mental health law. Her articles have appeared in Yale Review of Law & Policy, Boston University Law Review, and Rutgers Law Review. She has taught health law courses at Seton Hall University School of Law and the New School for Social Research School of Management and Urban Policy, and created an interdisciplinary course for CUNY Master’s of Public Health students. In 2004, Professor Berg was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach at Charles University Law School in Prague in the Czech Republic.


Law Review Articles

Using Distance Learning to Enhance Cross-Listed, Interdisciplinary Law School Courses, 29 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 33 (2003).

Ill/Legal: The Meaning and Function of the Category of Disability in Antidiscrimination Law, 18 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 1 (1999), reprinted in 16 C.R. & Att’y Fees Ann. Handbook 1 (2000).

Lost in a Doctrinal Wasteland: The Exceptionalism of Doctor-Patient Speech Within the Rehnquist Court’s First Amendment Jurisprudence, 8 Health Matrix 153 (1998).

When the Hazard Is Human: Irrationality, Inequity, and Unintended Consequences in Federal Regulation of Contagion, 75 Wash. U. L.Q. 1367 (1997).

Toward a First Amendment Theory of Doctor-Patient Discourse and the Right to Receive Unbiased Medical Advice, 74 B.U. L. Rev. 201 (1994).

Judicial Enforcement of Covenants Not to Compete Between Physicians: Protecting Doctors’ Interests at Patients’ Expense, 45 Rutgers L. Rev. 1 (1992).

Chapters in Books

Health Care, in Rights of Persons With Disabilities (3d ed. 2006) (forthcoming).

Health Insurance: Getting Coverage for the Treatment You Need, in Coming Out of Cancer (Victoria Brownworth ed., 2000).

The Legal Aspects of AIDS, in Ann. Supplements (CBC, 1993, 1994) (chapters on medicine, family law, public health law, health law & tort law).

Why I Teach at CUNY Law?

“I teach at CUNY because the students are endlessly inspiring.”