Law Notes

Reports to the Arkansas Bar by the Faculty of the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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Articles written by

Robert B Leflar

Robert B Leflar is Ben J. Altheimer Professor of Legal Advocacy at the University of Arkansas School of Law and Professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Leflar has served as a visiting scholar or visiting professor at the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law on many occasions over the years.

Reform of the United States Health Care System: An Overview

This essay, written for readers unfamiliar with the details of American health law and policy, portrays the essential features of the battle for health reform in the United States and of the law that survived the battle: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The essay summarizes key aspects of the U.S. health care system and how it compares in terms of costs and results with other advanced nations’ systems.

The Civil Justice Reform Act and the Empty Chair

The nationwide tort reform movement finally reached Arkansas in 2003. Similar in many respects to laws recently adopted in other states but with a few unique twists, the Civil Justice Reform Act of 2003 will profoundly affect tort law practice […]