Courses: Health Law Seminar, Torts, Constitutional Law, Urban Legal Problems, Social Legislation, Real Estate Transactions
Expertise: Health Law and Regulation; Torts, Constitutional Law, Issues in Urban & Public Housing
Paul A. Race, MD, JD, degreed in both medicine and law, has practiced professionally in both fields. As a scholar, his expertise includes the areas of health law, constitutional law, local real estate law and torts.
Dr. Race holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rice University and an MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed residency training in Obstetrics/Gynecology at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center after which he went into practice as an OB/GYN in Durham, NC. Given his love for teaching and learning, during his years as a clinician, Dr. Race joined the faculty of Shaw University (Raleigh, NC) as an adjunct professor. Having maintained a longstanding interest in matters of policy, Dr. Race re-entered academia as a student with the Duke University School of Law, from which he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1997. Professionally, Dr. Race transitioned into practice as an attorney, specializing in medical malpractice defense with subsequent work in contract, small business, real estate, and insurance law.
Returning to academia, initially as a Visiting Professor to the SULC in 2003, Dr. Race has been able to pursue his dream of utilizing his knowledge of and experience in both medicine and the law to develop the next generation of scholars and legal professionals. His interests include a range of topics from health policy, constitutional law to the impact of nanotechnology upon society and the law. He has served as a member of several organizations that seek to address the growing disparities in health and health care across the state of Louisiana including as the Chairman of the Board for five years of Aneurysm Outreach, Inc, a non-profit that provides free screenings for abdominal aortic aneurysms. He currently is a member of the Board of the Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Service and is Chairman of the Board of Ariel Community Development Corporation, a non-profit that develops mixed use single and multifamily housing around the country.