Barry R. Furrow, J.D.


Professor of Law
Widener University School of Law
Swarthmore,Pennsylvania
United StatesProfessor of Law at the Widener University School of Law and Director of its Health Law Institute. Professor Furrow received his J.D. in 1971 from Harvard Law School and his undergraduate degree in 1967 from Harvard College. Before going into teaching, he clerked with the Superior Court of Massachusetts and then practiced law with Palmer & Dodge in Boston, Massachusetts. While in practice at Palmer & Dodge, Furrow developed an early appetite for the growing field of health law, representing such clients as Massachusetts General Hospital, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and other insurance companies.

Furrow has taught as a regular or visiting faculty member at the law schools of the University of Michigan, the University of Detroit, American University, the University of North Carolina, and George Mason University. His teaching includes Health Care Liability and Quality, Managed Care, Health Care Regulation, and Comparative Health Law. He was the Merck Visiting Scholar at Seton Hall Law School in the spring of 1998. He received the Jay Healey Distinguished Health Law Teacher Award from the Health Law Section of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 1995.

Professor Furrow is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. He is a regular peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Health Policy, Politics and Law.

Furrow's publications include Health Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems (41' Edition 2001 West Publishing Company, with Johnson, Jost and Schwartz); Health Law (Practitioners' Series West, 2°d Edition 2000, with Greaney, Johnson, Jost, and Schwartz); Health Law (Student Hornbook Series West 2°d Edition 2000, with Greaney, Johnson, Jost and Schwartz); Malpractice in Psychotherapy (Lexington Books 1980); and more than four dozen research articles in such journals as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights?Civil Liberties Law Review, the Saint Louis University Law Journal, Boston University Law Review, American Journal of Law & Medicine, and Health Matrix.