Lawyer Detail

James Hodge

Professor of Law

Arizona State University

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 
P.O. Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287


Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency Legal Preparedness & Response
  • Immunizations

Available For

  • Referrals
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Technical Assistance



Publications and Research


James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M., is the Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics; and Director of the nationally-ranked Public Health Law and Policy Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Through scholarship, teaching, and applied projects, Professor Hodge delves into multiple areas of health law, public health law, global health law, ethics and human rights. Since September 2010, he has also served as Director of the Western Region Office of the Network for Public Health Law, one of five centers nationally funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Western Region Office assists public health lawyers, officials, practitioners, students, and others across 11 states and nationally.

Professor Hodge is a prolific scholar, having published more than 150 articles in prestigious journals of law, medicine, public health and bioethics; two books in public health law; 25 book chapters; and guest edited four symposium issues in the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Jurimetrics, and the Annals of Health Law. As former President of the Public Health Law Association and Board of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME), Professor Hodge co-chaired the national public health law conference sponsored by RWJF in 2010 and 2014. 

Professor Hodge received the 2006 Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy from the American Public Health Association; the 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Charleston (SC) Honors Program.


  • Legal Myths of Ebola Preparedness and Response – Regulating Life, Disease, and Death Symposium, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. March 19, 2015.
  • Legal Preparedness for Ebola – American Bar Association Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness webinar. October 24, 2014. 
  • Ebola Legal Preparedness and Policy – 2014 Public Health Law Conference roundtable. October 17, 2014.
  • Ebola and Emergency Legal Preparedness – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webinar. September 18, 2014. 
  • Issues of Law and Policy Regarding Vaccinations – The Arizona Partnership for Immunizations regional meeting. September 8, 2014.



  • Hodge, J.G., Gostin, L.O., Hanfling, D. & Hick, J.L. (2014). Law, Medicine, and Public Health: The Case of Ebola. Public Health Reports, 130(2), 1-4. 
  • Hodge, J.G., Measer, G. & Agrawal, A.M. (2014). Top 10 Issues in Public Health Legal Preparedness and Ebola. ABA Health e-Source, 10(3). 
  • Hodge, J.G. & Gostin, L.O. (2002). School Vaccination Requirements: Historical, Social, and Legal Perspectives. Kentucky Law Journal, 90, 831-890


  • Emergency Medical Services and Medical Surge: Essential Legal Issues. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ORISE, forthcoming 2015.