Areas of Expertise
- Biotechnology and the Law
- Business Organizations Law
- Corporate Law
- Food and Drug Law
- Health Law and Policy
- Life Sciences Law
- Medical Jurisprudence
- Nonprofit Organizations Law
- Products Liability
- Regulatory Compliance
Richard Saver joined the Carolina Law faculty in 2010 and serves as the Arch T. Allen Distinguished Professor of Law. He is also Professor (secondary appointment) in the Department of Social Medicine, UNC School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of health policy and management in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.
His teaching and research interests include health law, torts, and nonprofit organizations. He has authored scholarship in law reviews, medical journals, book chapters, and other interdisciplinary publications. His co-authored book, HEALTH LAW AND BIOETHICS: CASES IN CONTEXT, a behind-the-scenes look at the leading cases in the annals of health law, was published by Aspen Publishers. Saver received the UNC School of Law’s Chadbourn Award for Excellence in Scholarship (2012) for his law review article on health care reform and comparative effectiveness research. In addition, Saver received the UNC School of Law’s Robert G. Byrd Award (2015-2016) for Excellence and Creativity in Teaching.
Saver received his B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University in History and Science (Biology) and his J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School. He was a member of the Stanford Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge Eugene Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Saver practiced in the health law department of McDermott, Will, & Emery in Washington, D.C. He then served as Associate General Counsel for the University of Chicago Medical Center, working on a variety of regulatory, transactional, and patient-care issues. At the University of Chicago, he also served as counsel to the University’s human subjects research review committee (the Institutional Review Board)and lectured on health law topics.
- J.D. (distinction), Stanford University
- B.A. (summa cum laude), History and Science (Biology), Harvard University
Transparency and Financial Conflicts:
The Uncertain Case for Sunshine, in TRANSPARENCY IN HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE IN THE UNITED STATES: LAW AND ETHICS (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2019).
KF3821 .T73 201
Health Law's Uneasy Relationship with Delivery System Innovation, in THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF U.S. HEALTH LAW (Oxford Univ. Press) (online 2015, print 2017).
KF3821 .O98 2017
HEALTH LAW AND BIOETHICS: CASES IN CONTEXT (R. Saver, J. Krause, S. Johnson & R. Fretwell Wilson eds.) (Aspen Pub., 2009).
KF3821 .H4345 2009
Medical Research Oversight From the Corporate Governance Perspective: Comparing Institutional Review Boards and Corporate Boards, 46 WM. & MARY L. REV. 619 (2004).
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In the Media
- Saver Explains Nursing Home Legal Protections in a Pandemic (Non Perele)
- Saver weighs in on plans not to release COVID-19 nursing home details (WCNC)
- Teen Accuses World-Famous Hospital of 'Medical Kidnapping,' Saver Quoted (CNN)
- Krause and Saver Speak about 21st Century Cures Act at American Journal of Law & Medicine Symposium (Boston University School of Law)
- Saver Podcast: Does the Sunshine Law Disinfect? (The Week in Health Law)
- Saver Comments on Clinton's NC Pharmaceutical Ads (News and Observer)
- Senate Budget Calls For Repeal of CON, COPA Laws; Saver Quoted (Blue Ridge Times-News)
- Prescription for Bad Medicine? Saver Comments (News and Record)
- Podcast: Prof. Saver Discusses Sunshine Act Implications for Research Physicians (CHEST Journal)
- U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down N.C. Medicaid Rule; Saver Quoted (Econ Focus)