Network for Public Health Law - Western Region

The Network for Public Health Law builds relationships, delivers technical assistance, and provides training to lawyers, public health practitioners, and policy-makers on how to use law to improve the public's health. Technical assistance includes legal guidance memoranda, training guides, legal outlines, and other tools designed to help practitioners understand and apply law to the protection and promotion of public health.

The Network is organized into 5 regions: Eastern, Mid-States, Northern, Southeastern and Western. Each region is dedicated to providing public health law technical assistance and support on a wide range of topics to federal, state, tribal, local partners and colleagues in private sectors.
The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University houses the Network for Public Health Law – Western Region Office, which provides guidance and technical assistance within Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. It also provides leading national guidance on Emergency Legal Preparedness and Response and Tribal Public Health Law.
The Western Region is led by P.I. and Director, James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M., at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and Practice Director, Clifford Rees, J.D. Additional personnel includes Deputy Director Kim Weidenaar, J.D. at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and  Leila Barraza, J.D.,M.P.H.,Assistant Professor, University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health, who works part-time together with multiple ASU students in law, ethics, and policy.