Professor Paula Walter, a full professor in the Law Department, has served the college in many capacities. Her field of professional expertise is in the area of health law and contracts law. Prof. Walter has authored and published scholarly articles with a focus on health care in peer reviewed law review and health law journals.
At the graduate level, she teaches the Health Law course – Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration, Law 9213 – in the MBA in Health Care Administration program. She developed that course and continues to update the course materials in response to the developing American health care environment. She, also, teaches the Contracts Law course – Fundamentals of Business Contracts, Law 1101 – to the Baruch undergraduates. In the Spring 2017 semester, Prof. Walter was asked to teach and develop a course – Shaping the Future of New York City, IDC 4001H – for the Macaulay Honors program. She teaches this seminar from the health care perspective, and she was requested to teach this seminar again in the Spring 2018 semester.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Prof. Walter has in the past served as the deputy chair of the Law Department and in Fall 2017, she will assume the role of course coordinator for the Law 1101 course – Fundamentals of Business Contracts – a mandatory course for the Zicklin undergraduate business student. Currently, she serves as a member of the Law Department’s Executive Committee.
HELLERSTEDT – 2016 – How the United States Supreme Court Aborted the Texas Abortion Statute, 2017 Journal of Health & Biomedical Law, vol. XII, Issue 3, pp.233-271
Postscript to Hobby Lobby: Prescription for Accommodation or Overdose?, 5 DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law, 2016
“His, Hers, or Theirs? Custody, Control and Contracts–Allocating Decisional Authority over Frozen Embryos.” Seton Hall Law Review, Spring 1999, pp. 937-69.
“The Doctrine of Informed Consent: A Tale of Two Cultures and Two Legal Traditions.” Issues in Law and Medicine, Spring 1999, pp. 357-73.
“The Mentally Incompetent and Medical/Drug Research Experimentation, New York Courts Save the Day for the Underdog.”Health Law Journal 6: 149-68, 1998.
“The Doctrine of Informed Consent: To Inform or Not to Inform.” St. John’s Law Review71: 543-90, 1997.
Business Contracts Law. 2d ed. Needham Heights, Mass.: Simon and Schuster Custom Publishing, 1996.
Zicklin School of Business Teaching Excellence Award, 1995, 2008