Lance Gable

Wayne State University

Lance Gable is a Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School and the faculty director of the BA in Law and Minor in Law Programs. Gable, an internationally known expert on public health law and bioethics, has been on the Wayne Law faculty since 2006 and served as interim dean of Wayne Law from September 2016 to August 2017.

Gable chaired the committee that drafted the Michigan Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines between 2008-2013 and again between 2020-2024. His scholarly research addresses the overlap among law, policy, ethics, health and science. He has published books and journal articles on a diverse array of topics, including public health law, ethics and policy; international human rights; emergency preparedness and response; mental health; research ethics; and information privacy. He also is co-editor and co-author respectively of two books: Research with High-Risk Populations: Balancing Science, Ethics and the Law and Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform, and a co-editor of the recent reports, Assessing Legal Responses to COVD-19 and COVID-19 Policy Playbook: Legal Recommendations for a Safer, More Equitable Future.

Gable holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Johns Hopkins University and master of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center.