Managing Director, Law & Health Care Program and
Lecturer in Law
Co-Director, UMB Global Health Interprofessional Council
Virginia Rowthorn joined the School of Law in 2006. In her role as Managing Director of the Law & Health Care Programs, she teaches the Health Law Workshop and directs the Health Law Externship Program. Rowthorn serves as the faculty advisor for the Health Law Service Trip, the Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition, and the Interdisciplinary Patient Management Competition. Rowthorn also has a research appointment at the UM School of Medicine and is the Co-Chair of the Global Health Interprofessional Council. In this role, she manages the Council’s annual interprofessional trip to Malawi and facilitates interprofessional education activities on the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus
Rowthorn has researched and written about interprofessional global health education, interprofessional education, service education, and guardianship. She has also written about the legal impediments surrounding telemedicine and served on the Governor of Maryland’s Telemedicine Task Force/Clinical Subgroup. Rowthorn is the co-editor of the 2011 edition of the Maryland Guardianship Handbook.
Before joining the School of Law, Rowthorn was an attorney in the Legislative Division of the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that Rowthorn was an associate in the Baltimore office of DLA Piper. In addition, Rowthorn spent several years as a Legislative Assistant for the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee and two years as a health educator in the Marshall Islands as a Peace Corps volunteer.
Rowthorn is an Honors graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she served as Notes & Comments Editor for the Law Review and was awarded the Frank T. Gray Fellowship for community service.
Co-Editor, Guardianship and its Alternatives (2011) (with others). [Full Text]
Health Law Service-Learning Trip: A How-to Guide, 40 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 401 (2012).
Legal Impediments to the Diffusion of Telemedicine, 14 Journal of Health Care Law and Policy 1 (2011) (with Diane Hoffmann). [Full Text]
Achieving Quality and Responding to Consumers: The Medicare Beneficiary Complaint Process: Who Should Respond?, 5 Indiana Health Law Review 9 (2008) (with Diane E. Hoffmann). [Full Text]
Building Public Health Law Capacity at the Local Level, 36 Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 6 (Special Supplement 2008) (with Diane Hoffmann). [Full Text]
Note, Reaffirming a Narrow Interpretation of the Perez "Manifest Necessity" Doctrine, 55 Maryland Law Review 985 (1996).