Thaddeus Mason Pope

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Thaddeus Mason Pope, J.D., Ph.D., HEC-C, is a foremost expert on medical law and clinical ethics. He focuses on patient rights and healthcare decision making, especially at the end of life.

A fellow of the Hastings Center and previously both a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, and a visiting scholar at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland; Pope is now a Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

While Professor Pope serves in a range of consulting capacities, he has been particularly influential through extensive high-impact scholarship. Ranked among the Top 20 most cited health law scholars in the United States and the Top 50 in the world, Pope has over 300 law, medicine, and bioethics publications.

Prior to joining academia, Professor Pope practiced at Arnold & Porter and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Pope earned a J.D. and Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

Presentation (PPTX format): Top 10 Legal Developments in SDM: Law and Policy Update on Implementing SDM into Clinical Practice