Biography

Ryan Meade is a fellow of Blackfriars Hall where he focuses his research on administrative law, medical law, legal philosophy/jurisprudence, and regulatory theory. He also has sub-specialties in clinical research legal matters, life sciences, bioethics, comparative health systems and policy, as well as the role of compliance and ethics programmes in corporations. He is affiliated with the Aquinas Institute at Blackfriars and has been a visiting fellow of the Anscombe Bioethics Centre.

For nearly 20 years, he taught at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he gave courses in a variety of medical law, administrative law, life sciences, and regulatory topics. He was a faculty member of Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy and the founding director of Loyola’s Center for Compliance Studies. He was also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Loyola Journal of Regulatory Compliance. He served as Director of Regulatory Compliance Studies in which he developed the first academic curriculum for postgraduate degrees in regulatory compliance. In this role he supervised numerous LLM and law students studying the role of regulations in legal systems. He continues to hold a Senior Fellow appointment at Loyola in the Center for Compliance Studies. He was previously an Assistant Professor in the College of Health Sciences at Rush University in Chicago, where he taught health law in the business management programme and the course, 'Law, Medicine & Ethics' for medical students in the Medical College.

He maintains a consulting practice with Ankura Consulting Group. Ryan practiced law with multiple global law firms until forming a small specialized medical law-focused firm. His legal practice has concentrated in regulatory compliance and administrative law for health care organizations, medical schools, and clinical research legal issues.

His current projects include work in comparative administrative law in the context of health care systems as well as theories of regulation and the common good. His work in legal philosophy is rooted in English medieval law and Roman law.  He also has an interest in language and law and is working on a long-term project entitled 'Univocal, Analogical, and Metaphorical Uses of Language in law.' 

Ryan studied history (BA) at Northwestern University and law (Juris Doctor) at Cornell University. At Cornell he cross-studied in the Sage School of Philosophy. He also completed a postgraduate programme in law with Edinburgh Law School of the University of Edinburgh.

Publications

Recent additions

  • R Meade and C Conway, 'What is the Common Good? (Seminar Series)' (2021) The Common Good Project
    Co-Convener and Interlocutor of conversation series as part of seminars exploring questions on the notion of the common good in law and society.
  • R Meade, K West and S Duffy-Clinton, 'U.S. FDA Expectations for Covid Vaccine Emergency Authorization', paper presented at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 26 October 2020 (The Covid Vaccine and Healthcare Compliance: Online Panel)
  • R Meade, C Conway and R Whitney, 'The Judicial Philosophy of Judge Amy Coney Barrett: U.S. Supreme Court Nomination', paper presented at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 19 October 2020 (A Conversation about the SCOTUS Nominee: Online Panel))

Other (4)

R Meade and C Conway, 'What is the Common Good? (Seminar Series)' (2021) The Common Good Project
Co-Convener and Interlocutor of conversation series as part of seminars exploring questions on the notion of the common good in law and society.
R Meade, J Geoly, J Serritella and P Leibold, 'Brief for the Catholic Health Association as Amicus Curiae, Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702 (1997) and Vacco v. Quill, 521 U.S. 793 (1997)' (1996) WL 656343
Question addressed in the Brief: Whether there is a Fourteenth Amendment substantive due process right to obtain a physician's assistance in committing suicide
R Meade, J Geoly, K Gustafson and M Zeller, 'Brief for the Menninger Foundation, et al as Amici Curiae, Jaffee v. Redmond, 518 U.S. 1 (1996) ' (1996) WL 17142
Question addressed in the Brief: Whether a psychotherapist-patient privilege exists under Federal Rule of Evidence 501
R Meade, J Geoly, P Lacovara and M Lackey, 'Brief for the Menninger Foundation, et al as Amici Curiae, Kansas v. Hendricks, 521 U.S. 346 (1997) ' (1996) WL 470942
Question address in Brief: Whether the Due Process Clause abrogated power of States to confine civilly those persons who, based on contemporary medical knowledge, pose danger to society and could benefit from treatment

Journal Article (15)

R Meade, 'When Should Human Law Change? Assessing Legal Code' (2020) 183 Law & Justice 176
R Meade and K Willenberg, 'Thorny Issues in Clinical Research Billing' (2019) 21(6) Journal of Health Care Compliance 51
R Meade, 'Compliance Law’ ' (2016) 1 Loyola Journal of Regulatory Compliance 75
R Meade, 'Thought Experiments and Critical Reasoning' (2016) 14 The Philosophical Society Review 93
R Meade, K Willenberg and M Roach, 'Medicare Coverage for Cancer Research' (2010) 6(3) Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices 1
R Meade and K Willenberg, 'The 3 Cs of Research Billing Compliance: Collaboration, Challenges, and Compromise' (2010) 12(1) Journal of Health Care Compliance 17
R Meade and C Boyd, 'Clinical Trial Billing Compliance at Academic Medical Centers ' (2007) 82 Academic Medicine 646
R Meade and A Popa, 'Managing Billing Compliance During Clinical Research amid Changing Medicare Coverage' (2007) 9(6) Journal of Health Care Compliance 21
R Meade, 'Compliance Aspects of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit' (2006) 9(1) Healthcare Compliance Reporter 8262745
R Meade, 'IRB Members Should Know More About the Reimbursement Rules for Clinical Trial Services, Medical Research Law and Policy' (2006) Medical Research Law & Policy Report 65
R Meade, 'Practical Considerations for the Voluntary Disclosure Process – Part 1' (2005) 8(20) Healthcare Compliance Reporter 8009247
R Meade, 'Practical Considerations for the Voluntary Disclosure Process – Part 2' (2005) 8(21) Healthcare Compliance Reporter 8009254
R Meade, 'Back to the Basics: Conducting a Compliance Interview' (2002) 4(8) Compliance Today 16
R Meade and S Ortquist, 'Is a Medicare Local Medical Review Policy Law? Maybe, Maybe Not' (2002) 4(6) Journal of Health Care Compliance 21
R Meade, 'Handling Employees' Health Information: HIPAA Targets the HR Department' (2001) 11(2) Business Law Today 18

Presentation/Conference contribution (19)

R Meade, C Conway and R Whitney, 'The Judicial Philosophy of Judge Amy Coney Barrett: U.S. Supreme Court Nomination', paper presented at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 19 October 2020 (A Conversation about the SCOTUS Nominee: Online Panel))
R Meade, K West and S Duffy-Clinton, 'U.S. FDA Expectations for Covid Vaccine Emergency Authorization', paper presented at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 26 October 2020 (The Covid Vaccine and Healthcare Compliance: Online Panel)
R Meade, 'Privacy Law and How it Shapes Our Understanding of the Human Person', paper presented at University of Oxford, Blackfriars Hall, 26 June 2019 (Anscombe Bioethcs Centre: Privacy and Autonomy in Medical Law and Ethics: Emerging Trends Symposium)
R Meade, 'What Limits Should Humans Set on Artificial Intelligence? (Remarks for Philosophy Panel)', paper presented at EM Normandie Business School, Oxford, 31 October 2019 (European Conference on the Impact of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics)
R Meade, 'Aquinas’ Realism: Perception, Abstraction, and Common Sense', paper presented at Oxford Philosophical Society, 22 July 2018
R Meade, 'Programas de cumplimiento de las normas: Lecciones aprendidas de la regulación de hospitals' [Compliance Programs: Lessons Learned from the Regulation of Hospitasl], paper presented at University of Guadalajara, 24 February 2018, Congreso Internacional Avances en Medicina, Guadalajara, Mexico
R Meade, 'The Judicial Philosophy of Judge Neil Gorsuch: Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court', paper presented at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 17 February 207 (Online Presentation to MJ and LLM Students)
R Meade, 'An Analytical Look at Complying' in the Health Care Context', paper presented at University of Toledo College of Law, 7 October 2016 (Law Review Symposium: Creating Compliance - Exploring a Maturing Industry)
R Meade, 'Confusing Natural Law Justifications with Religious Convictions', paper presented at University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College, 28 July 2016 (sponsored by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion)
R Meade, 'Thought Experiments', paper presented at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education, 3 Septembe 2016 (sponsored by the Oxford Philosophical Society)
R Meade, 'Law’s Insight into Human Nature: Conforming to Rules', paper presented at University of Warsaw Institute of Philosophy, 25 September 2015 (sponsored by the Humane Philosophy Project)
R Meade, 'Rule-breaking: A Human Attribute', paper presented at University of Oxford, St. Anne’s College, 24 July 2015 (sponsored by the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion)
R Meade, 'The Unintended Consequences of Medicare Paying for Science and Health Care at the Same Time: A Case for Reforming the Medicare Clinical Trial Policy', paper presented at St. Louis University School of Law, 6 June 2015 (sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics’ Health Law Professors Conference)

Chapter (8)

R Meade, 'Clinical Research Billing Compliance' in K Willenberg (ed), Research Compliance Professional’s Handbook (HCCA 2019)
R Meade, 'The Natural Person as the Limiting Principle for Conscience: Can a Corporation Have a Conscience if it Doesn’t Have an Intellect and Will?' in I G Cohen and H Lynch (eds), Law, Religion & Health in the United States (Cambridge University Press 2017)
R Meade, J Driver and L Zipperer, 'See the Field Anew Through Metaphor' in J Driver and L Zipperer (eds), Inside Looking Up: Inspiring Innovative Escalation in Healthcare Risk & Safety Ecosystems (The Risk Authority Stanford 2016)
R Meade and C Goforth, 'Clinical Research Compliance & Physician Interaction with the Research Enterprise' in A Josephs (ed), Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual (Wolters Kluwer 2014)
R Meade, 'Health Care Payment Systems' in J Steiner (ed), Problems in Health Care Law (Jones & Bartlett 2013)
R Meade, 'Clinical Trials Billing Compliance' in CCB Committee (ed), Research Compliance Professional’s Handbook (CCH 2008)
R Meade, 'Overview of the Medicare & Medicaid Programs' in A Josephs (ed), Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual (CCH 2007)
R Meade and M Roach, 'HIPAA Security' in A Josephs (ed), Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual (CCH 2005)

Internet Publication (1)

Research programmes

Research projects

Research Interests

Jurisprudence; administrative law; medical law; governance and ethics in company law; medieval legal theory; Roman law

Events organised by Ryan Meade

Past events

04 Jun 2021

Friday - 3:00PM

Regulations and the Common Good

Speaker

Ryan Meade

Speaker Affiliation

Blackfriars Hall, Oxford

Venue

Online via Zoom

17 May 2021

Monday - 5:00PM

What is the Common Good? A Conversation with Edward Hadas

Speaker

Edward Hadas

Speaker Affiliation

Blackfriars Hall, Oxford

Venue

Online via Zoom

05 May 2021

Wednesday - 5:00PM

What is the Common Good? A Conversation with Nigel Biggar

Speaker

Nigel Biggar

Speaker Affiliation

Christ Church, Oxford

Venue

Online via Zoom

28 Apr 2021

Wednesday - 5:00PM

What is the Common Good?

Speaker

Tara Isabella Burton

Venue

Online via Zoom

26 Apr 2021

Monday - 5:00PM

The Common Good and the Commonwealth

Speaker

Asanga Welikala

Speaker Affiliation

Edinburgh Law School (Centre for Constiutional Law)

Venue

Online on Zoom

22 Apr 2021

Thursday - 7:30PM

'Constitutions, Property, and Judicial Assessments of the Common Good'

Speaker

Rachael Walsh

Speaker Affiliation

Trinity College Dublin

Venue

Online Zoom Event

16 Mar 2021

Tuesday - 7:30PM

Toward a Common Good Approach to Constitutionalism. A Conversation with Conor Casey

Speaker

Conor Casey

Speaker Affiliation

European University Institute

Venue

Zoom Webinar

10 Mar 2021

Wednesday - 5:00PM

Natural Law and Why Do We Need the State? A Conversation with Thomas Pink

Speaker

Thomas Pink

Speaker Affiliation

King's College London

Venue

Zoom Webinar

02 Mar 2021

Tuesday - 7:30PM

The Flavours of the Common Good

Speaker

J Budziszewski

Speaker Affiliation

University of Texas, Austin

Venue

Zoom Webinar

22 Feb 2021

Monday - 7:30PM

What is the Common Good?

Speaker

Adrian Vermeule

Speaker Affiliation

Harvard Law School

Venue

Zoom Webinar

Research projects